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The Virgin with the Dragonfly by Albrecht Dürer

The Virgin with the Dragonfly by Albrecht Dürer

Christopher-Clark Fine Art



Edition Size: *

Image Size: 9 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches

Sheet Size: * inches

Signed In Plate

Condition: Good

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Original engraving printed in black ink on thin laid paper.

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

A dark, rich 16th century/lifetime Meder “b” (of k) impression, still showing traces of the six parallel scratches to the right of the head (these scratches disappear in subsequent states), with strong contrasts throughout.

Catalog: Bartsch 44; Dodgson 4; Panofsky 151; Meder 42.b; Strauss 4; Schoch/ Mende/Scherbaum 2.

9 ¼ x 7 ¼ inches 

Trimmed down to the platemark, backed with thin Japan paper for support, thin spots in the sheet.

Literature regarding this artwork: Giulia Bartrum, Albrecht Dürer and his Legacy: The Graphic Work of as Renaissance Artist, Princeton University Press, New Jersey, 2002, no. 28, p. 99 (ill.)

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; Öffentliche Kunstsammlungen (Kupfertsichkabinett), Basel; Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz (Kupferstichkabinett), Berlin; Museum of Fine Arts (Department of Prints and Drawings), Boston; Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum (Kupferstichkabinett), Braunschweig; Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Kupferstichkabinett, Dresden; British Museum (Department of Prints and Drawings), London; Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich; Germanisches Nationalmuseum (Graphische Sammlung), Nuremburg; The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Prints and Photographs Study Room), New York; New York Public Library; Musées de la Ville de Paris, Musée du Petit Palais (Collection Duthuit), Paris; Musée du Louvre, Department des Arts Graphiques (Collection Rothschild), Paris; Bibliothek Otto Schäfer (Sammlung Otto Schäfer), Schweinfurt.

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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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