Master of St Sebastian

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(fl ?Lower Rhine, c. 1470–90). German engraver. He is named after a large-format engraving of St Sebastian (Lehrs, 4). Nine other engravings, including patterns for ornamentation, are attributed to him; few copies of each exist. The question whether the Family of St Anne (Lehrs, 1) is a 19th-century work has not been resolved. Stylistically the somewhat coarsely engraved sheets show a similarity with the work of the master (see under Monogrammists) and the master of the Boccaccio illustrations, with whom he was once identified, probably erroneously.


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

Subjects: Renaissance Art.