The Small Courier

about 1496
Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (intaglio) 080; Meder 79a-b

Dimensions

Platemark: 10.8 x 7.7 cm (4 1/4 x 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

68.182

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

verso, in brown ink: 353.
Numerous graphite inscriptions on verso.

Markings

verso, collector's stamp in black ink [A. Aleroff Collection; Lugt 1727];
Brown ink stamp from the British Museum Malcolm Collection
Brown ink stamp from British Museum Duplicate (Lugt 305)
Brown ink stamp from the Tomas Harris Collection
Brown ink stamp from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Provenance

A. Alferoff (Lugt 1727), J. Malcolm (Lugt 1489, 1780), British Museum duplicate (Lugt 305); Tomás Harris (England, 1908-1964); purchased through P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., Ltd., London by MFA April 10,1968

Credit Line

Museum purchase with a Centennial Gift from Landon T. Clay