Sam Fogg


Invention and Design:
Medieval Drawings and Their Contexts

The Arrest of Christ, from a psalter filled with a cycle of drawings depicting the Passion, c. 1480-90
Southern Germany, Constance, Courtesy of Sam Fogg

January 21, 2023; 3:00 pm

Les Enluminures, 23 East 73rd Street, 7th Floor, Penthouse, New York, NY 10021


Panel discussion with three specialists of medieval European art and architecture: Dr. Nancy Wu, Educator Emerita at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dr Nicholas Herman, Lawrence J. Schoenberg Curator at the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies and Medieval Studies Librarian at Penn Libraries at the University of Pennsylvania, and Ellen Konowitz, Associate Professor at SUNY New Paltz.

This event explores drawings' remarkably varied motives, roles, and functions during the late Middle Ages. Dr. Nancy Wu will discuss the role and significance of architectural drawings in the later Middle Ages. Dr. Nicholas Herman will speak on the birth and function of late-medieval portrait drawings, incorporating a rare surviving example from the early 1500s. Dr. Ellen Konowitz will discuss the translation of drawings into works in other media, notably stained glass.

This event is organized in partnership with Sam Fogg, Ltd.