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Saint Eustace by Albrecht Dürer

Saint Eustace by Albrecht Dürer

Christopher-Clark Fine Art



Edition Size: *

Image Size: 14 x 10 3/16 inches

Sheet Size: inches

Signed In Plate

Condition: Good

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Original engraving printed in black ink on laid paper

Signed in the plate with the artist’s monogram lower center.

A superb Meder “d” (of “k”) 16th century/late lifetime impression, showing the two diagonal lines across the standing dog on the right, with excellent contrasts throughout.  

Catalog: Bartsch 57; Dodgson 32; Panofsky 164; Hollstein 60; Meder 60.d; Strauss 34; Schoch/Mende/Scherbaum 32.d.

14 x 10 3/16 inches  

Trimmed down to the platemark on all four sides, expertly flattened vertical and horizontal creases in the sheet with small associated fills, a horizontal printer’s crease running through the leftmost standing dog, backed with medium weight laid paper bearing an 18th century watermark for support.

Literature regarding this artwork: Albrecht Dürer: Master Printmaker, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1971, no. 59, p. 81 (ill.); Giorgio Vasari, Lives of the Painters, Sculptors and Architects (1568), David Campbell Publishers, Ltd, London, 1996, p. 80; Giulia Bartrum, Albrecht Dürer and his Legacy: The Graphic Work of a Renaissance Artist, Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 2002, no. 74, p. 141 (ill.); Larry Silver/Jeffrey Chipps Smith, The Essential Dürer, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 2010, fig. 3.7. p. 49 (ill.).

Collections in which comparable impressions of this engraving an be found: Germanisches National Museum, Nuremburg; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania.

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Albrecht Dürer

The German engraver, printmaker, mathematician, and theorist, Albrecht Dürer established his career with his woodcuts that gained him his reputation beginning in his twenties. Since then, he has been recognised as one of the greatest artists of the Northern Renaissance.

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