Master of the Berlin Passion

Quick Reference

(fl late 15th century). German or Netherlandish engraver. He was named (Lehrs, 1889) after a Passion cycle of nine engravings, of which seven were glued in a manuscript (1482; Berlin, Kupferstichkab.) from the Lower Rhine, written in the convent of the Sisters of the Common Life at Arnheim. His long-standing identification (Geisberg, 1903) as Israhel van Meckenem I (see Meckenem, (1)) has been questioned by the claims that his centre of activity was the Limbourg area (Marrow, 1978) and that he was Dutch, not German (Hollstein: Dut. & Flem.; Robels in 1970 exh. cat.).


From The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Renaissance Art.