The Landscape with the Cannon

1518
Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (intaglio) 099; Meder 96, before rust marks, a

Dimensions

Platemark: 21.7 x 32.2 cm (8 9/16 x 12 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

68.209

Medium or Technique

Etching on iron

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

This last of Dürer’s six etchings is the artist’s most ambitious attempt to explore landscape as the dominant subject in a print. Dürer undoubtedly recognized that etching, with its free and rapid execution, was particularly well-suited to landscape.


This last of Dürer’s six etchings is the artist’s most ambitious attempt to explore landscape as the dominant subject in a print. Dürer undoubtedly recognized that etching, with its free and rapid execution, was particularly well-suited to landscape.

Inscription

Graphite on verso: B99I, 129, __E5.52
Graphite on mount: Harris 104, B99

Markings

Bottom right recto black ink stamp: Frederick August II (Lugt 971)
Bottom left verso brown ink stamp: Tomas Harris

Provenance

Friedrich August II (Lugt 971); Tomás Harris (England, 1908-1964); purchased through P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., Ltd., London by MFA April 10,1968

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard