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  • Saint Jerome in His Study

    1514

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    With incomparable virtuosity Dürer conveys St. Jerome's energetic application to his scholarly labors (probably his Latin translation of the Bible, the official or Vulgate version) in the ideal scholarly environment. Using subtle variations of line, the artist sought to define not only the individual qualities and textures of the objects in the room, but also the flickering light and shadow that play over and around them. The strength and subtlety of this impression suggests that it was one of the first taken from the plate.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 24.7 x 18.8 cm (9 3/4 x 7 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Engraving

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    23.890

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  • Saint Jerome in His Study

    1514

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    With incomparable virtuosity Dürer conveys St. Jerome's energetic application to his scholarly labors (probably his Latin translation of the Bible, the official or Vulgate version) in the ideal scholarly environment. Using subtle variations of line, the artist sought to define not only the individual qualities and textures of the objects in the room, but also the flickering light and shadow that play over and around them. The strength and subtlety of this impression suggests that it was one of the first taken from the plate.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 24.7 x 18.8 cm (9 3/4 x 7 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Engraving

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    23.890

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  • Saint Jerome in His Study

    1514

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    With incomparable virtuosity Dürer conveys St. Jerome's energetic application to his scholarly labors (probably his Latin translation of the Bible, the official or Vulgate version) in the ideal scholarly environment. Using subtle variations of line, the artist sought to define not only the individual qualities and textures of the objects in the room, but also the flickering light and shadow that play over and around them. The strength and subtlety of this impression suggests that it was one of the first taken from the plate.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 24.7 x 18.8 cm (9 3/4 x 7 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Engraving

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    23.890

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  • Saint Jerome in His Study

    1514

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    With incomparable virtuosity Dürer conveys St. Jerome's energetic application to his scholarly labors (probably his Latin translation of the Bible, the official or Vulgate version) in the ideal scholarly environment. Using subtle variations of line, the artist sought to define not only the individual qualities and textures of the objects in the room, but also the flickering light and shadow that play over and around them. The strength and subtlety of this impression suggests that it was one of the first taken from the plate.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 24.7 x 18.8 cm (9 3/4 x 7 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Engraving

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    23.890

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  • Underweysung der Messung (Teaching of Measurement)

    1538

    Illustrated by Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    Nuremberg: Hieronymus Andreae (Formschneider), 1538

    Details

    Dimensions

    Closed book: 29.7 x 20.4 x 2 cm (11 11/16 x 8 1/16 x 13/16 in.) Each sheet: 29.2 x 20.3 cm (11 1/2 x 8 in.)

    Medium

    Book illustrated with numerous woodcuts and diagrams

    Classification

    Illustrated Books

    Accession Number

    35.53

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  • Underweysung der Messung (Teaching of Measurement)

    1538

    Illustrated by Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    Nuremberg: Hieronymus Andreae (Formschneider), 1538

    Details

    Dimensions

    Closed book: 29.7 x 20.4 x 2 cm (11 11/16 x 8 1/16 x 13/16 in.) Each sheet: 29.2 x 20.3 cm (11 1/2 x 8 in.)

    Medium

    Book illustrated with numerous woodcuts and diagrams

    Classification

    Illustrated Books

    Accession Number

    35.53

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  • Underweysung der Messung (Teaching of Measurement)

    1538

    Illustrated by Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    Nuremberg: Hieronymus Andreae (Formschneider), 1538

    Details

    Dimensions

    Closed book: 29.7 x 20.4 x 2 cm (11 11/16 x 8 1/16 x 13/16 in.) Each sheet: 29.2 x 20.3 cm (11 1/2 x 8 in.)

    Medium

    Book illustrated with numerous woodcuts and diagrams

    Classification

    Illustrated Books

    Accession Number

    35.53

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    Europe , Prints and Drawings

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  • Underweysung der Messung (Teaching of Measurement)

    1538

    Illustrated by Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    Nuremberg: Hieronymus Andreae (Formschneider), 1538

    Details

    Dimensions

    Closed book: 29.7 x 20.4 x 2 cm (11 11/16 x 8 1/16 x 13/16 in.) Each sheet: 29.2 x 20.3 cm (11 1/2 x 8 in.)

    Medium

    Book illustrated with numerous woodcuts and diagrams

    Classification

    Illustrated Books

    Accession Number

    35.53

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  • Nemesis (The Great Fortune)

    about 1501–02

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 32.9 x 22.4 cm (12 15/16 x 8 13/16 in.)

    Medium

    Engraving

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    54.577

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  • Nemesis (The Great Fortune)

    about 1501–02

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 32.9 x 22.4 cm (12 15/16 x 8 13/16 in.)

    Medium

    Engraving

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    54.577

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  • Nemesis (The Great Fortune)

    about 1501–02

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 32.9 x 22.4 cm (12 15/16 x 8 13/16 in.)

    Medium

    Engraving

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    54.577

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  • Nemesis (The Great Fortune)

    about 1501–02

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 32.9 x 22.4 cm (12 15/16 x 8 13/16 in.)

    Medium

    Engraving

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    54.577

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  • The Fall of Man (Adam and Eve)

    1504

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    Dürer's "Adam and Eve" presents human bodies according to the ideals of the Italian Renaissance. The image is also dense with late-medieval symbolism. The animals in the foreground represent characteristics of the four "humors": melancholy (the elk), sensuality (the rabbit), cruelty (the cat), and sluggishness (the ox). It was believed that these "humors" had been in perfect equilibrium within the human body until Adam ate the forbidden fruit.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 25.2 x 19.4 cm (9 15/16 x 7 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Engraving

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    68.187

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  • The Fall of Man (Adam and Eve)

    1504

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    Dürer's "Adam and Eve" presents human bodies according to the ideals of the Italian Renaissance. The image is also dense with late-medieval symbolism. The animals in the foreground represent characteristics of the four "humors": melancholy (the elk), sensuality (the rabbit), cruelty (the cat), and sluggishness (the ox). It was believed that these "humors" had been in perfect equilibrium within the human body until Adam ate the forbidden fruit.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 25.2 x 19.4 cm (9 15/16 x 7 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Engraving

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    68.187

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  • The Fall of Man (Adam and Eve)

    1504

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    Dürer's "Adam and Eve" presents human bodies according to the ideals of the Italian Renaissance. The image is also dense with late-medieval symbolism. The animals in the foreground represent characteristics of the four "humors": melancholy (the elk), sensuality (the rabbit), cruelty (the cat), and sluggishness (the ox). It was believed that these "humors" had been in perfect equilibrium within the human body until Adam ate the forbidden fruit.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 25.2 x 19.4 cm (9 15/16 x 7 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Engraving

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    68.187

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  • The Fall of Man (Adam and Eve)

    1504

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    Dürer's "Adam and Eve" presents human bodies according to the ideals of the Italian Renaissance. The image is also dense with late-medieval symbolism. The animals in the foreground represent characteristics of the four "humors": melancholy (the elk), sensuality (the rabbit), cruelty (the cat), and sluggishness (the ox). It was believed that these "humors" had been in perfect equilibrium within the human body until Adam ate the forbidden fruit.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 25.2 x 19.4 cm (9 15/16 x 7 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Engraving

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    68.187

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  • Melencolia I

    1514

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    The moody, melancholic temperament was identified in the Renaissance not so much with depression as with exceptional creativity, and thus intellectuals and artists were closely associated with Melancholia. In Dürer's depiction, the brooding, winged figure is surrounded by instruments relating to science and art, such as the compass, the hourglass, the scales, and the carpenters' tools in the foreground.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 23.9 x 16.8 cm (9 7/16 x 6 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Engraving

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    68.188

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  • Melencolia I

    1514

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    The moody, melancholic temperament was identified in the Renaissance not so much with depression as with exceptional creativity, and thus intellectuals and artists were closely associated with Melancholia. In Dürer's depiction, the brooding, winged figure is surrounded by instruments relating to science and art, such as the compass, the hourglass, the scales, and the carpenters' tools in the foreground.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 23.9 x 16.8 cm (9 7/16 x 6 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Engraving

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    68.188

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  • Melencolia I

    1514

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    The moody, melancholic temperament was identified in the Renaissance not so much with depression as with exceptional creativity, and thus intellectuals and artists were closely associated with Melancholia. In Dürer's depiction, the brooding, winged figure is surrounded by instruments relating to science and art, such as the compass, the hourglass, the scales, and the carpenters' tools in the foreground.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 23.9 x 16.8 cm (9 7/16 x 6 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Engraving

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    68.188

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  • Melencolia I

    1514

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    The moody, melancholic temperament was identified in the Renaissance not so much with depression as with exceptional creativity, and thus intellectuals and artists were closely associated with Melancholia. In Dürer's depiction, the brooding, winged figure is surrounded by instruments relating to science and art, such as the compass, the hourglass, the scales, and the carpenters' tools in the foreground.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 23.9 x 16.8 cm (9 7/16 x 6 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Engraving

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    68.188

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  • Martyrdom of Saint Catherine

    about 1498

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    When Saint Catherine of Alexandria confronted a fourth-century emperor over his persecution of the Christians and his worship of idols, he subjected her to an interrogation by all the scholars at his command. Her knowledge and eloquence proved so unimpeachable that her inquisitors were converted to Christianity. The infuriated emperor ordered her death upon a wheel studded with spikes, but was foiled when a divine thunderbolt shattered the wheel. The emperor finally had her beheaded, whereupon angels carried her body to Mount Sinai. In the late Middle Ages, Catherine was the most highly venerated saint apart from the Virgin Mary.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 38.7 x 28.6 cm (15 1/4 x 11 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Woodcut

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    2008.1408

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  • Martyrdom of Saint Catherine

    about 1498

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    When Saint Catherine of Alexandria confronted a fourth-century emperor over his persecution of the Christians and his worship of idols, he subjected her to an interrogation by all the scholars at his command. Her knowledge and eloquence proved so unimpeachable that her inquisitors were converted to Christianity. The infuriated emperor ordered her death upon a wheel studded with spikes, but was foiled when a divine thunderbolt shattered the wheel. The emperor finally had her beheaded, whereupon angels carried her body to Mount Sinai. In the late Middle Ages, Catherine was the most highly venerated saint apart from the Virgin Mary.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 38.7 x 28.6 cm (15 1/4 x 11 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Woodcut

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    2008.1408

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  • Martyrdom of Saint Catherine

    about 1498

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    When Saint Catherine of Alexandria confronted a fourth-century emperor over his persecution of the Christians and his worship of idols, he subjected her to an interrogation by all the scholars at his command. Her knowledge and eloquence proved so unimpeachable that her inquisitors were converted to Christianity. The infuriated emperor ordered her death upon a wheel studded with spikes, but was foiled when a divine thunderbolt shattered the wheel. The emperor finally had her beheaded, whereupon angels carried her body to Mount Sinai. In the late Middle Ages, Catherine was the most highly venerated saint apart from the Virgin Mary.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 38.7 x 28.6 cm (15 1/4 x 11 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Woodcut

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    2008.1408

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  • Martyrdom of Saint Catherine

    about 1498

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    When Saint Catherine of Alexandria confronted a fourth-century emperor over his persecution of the Christians and his worship of idols, he subjected her to an interrogation by all the scholars at his command. Her knowledge and eloquence proved so unimpeachable that her inquisitors were converted to Christianity. The infuriated emperor ordered her death upon a wheel studded with spikes, but was foiled when a divine thunderbolt shattered the wheel. The emperor finally had her beheaded, whereupon angels carried her body to Mount Sinai. In the late Middle Ages, Catherine was the most highly venerated saint apart from the Virgin Mary.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 38.7 x 28.6 cm (15 1/4 x 11 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Woodcut

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    2008.1408

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  • The Four Horsemen (Apocalypse)

    Probably 1497–98

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    In the Bible, the apostle John's Book of Revelations (The Apocalypse) describes the first rider as the conqueror, the second war, the third famine, and the fourth death. Dürer's version of the Apocalypse is made up of 15 woodcuts and a title page whose conceptual and technical qualities revolutionized the graphic arts and impacted art in numerous other media as well.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Block: 39.4 x 28.1 cm (15 1/2 x 11 1/16 in.)

    Medium

    Woodcut, proof before text

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    M24884

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  • The Four Horsemen (Apocalypse)

    Probably 1497–98

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    In the Bible, the apostle John's Book of Revelations (The Apocalypse) describes the first rider as the conqueror, the second war, the third famine, and the fourth death. Dürer's version of the Apocalypse is made up of 15 woodcuts and a title page whose conceptual and technical qualities revolutionized the graphic arts and impacted art in numerous other media as well.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Block: 39.4 x 28.1 cm (15 1/2 x 11 1/16 in.)

    Medium

    Woodcut, proof before text

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    M24884

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  • The Four Horsemen (Apocalypse)

    Probably 1497–98

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    In the Bible, the apostle John's Book of Revelations (The Apocalypse) describes the first rider as the conqueror, the second war, the third famine, and the fourth death. Dürer's version of the Apocalypse is made up of 15 woodcuts and a title page whose conceptual and technical qualities revolutionized the graphic arts and impacted art in numerous other media as well.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Block: 39.4 x 28.1 cm (15 1/2 x 11 1/16 in.)

    Medium

    Woodcut, proof before text

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    M24884

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  • The Four Horsemen (Apocalypse)

    Probably 1497–98

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    In the Bible, the apostle John's Book of Revelations (The Apocalypse) describes the first rider as the conqueror, the second war, the third famine, and the fourth death. Dürer's version of the Apocalypse is made up of 15 woodcuts and a title page whose conceptual and technical qualities revolutionized the graphic arts and impacted art in numerous other media as well.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Block: 39.4 x 28.1 cm (15 1/2 x 11 1/16 in.)

    Medium

    Woodcut, proof before text

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    M24884

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  • Bearing of the Cross (Large Passion)

    1498–99

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Block: 38.4 x 28.3 cm (15 1/8 x 11 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Woodcut

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    13.5096

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  • Bearing of the Cross (Large Passion)

    1498–99

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Block: 38.4 x 28.3 cm (15 1/8 x 11 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Woodcut

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    13.5096

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  • Bearing of the Cross (Large Passion)

    1498–99

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Block: 38.4 x 28.3 cm (15 1/8 x 11 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Woodcut

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    13.5096

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  • Bearing of the Cross (Large Passion)

    1498–99

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Block: 38.4 x 28.3 cm (15 1/8 x 11 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Woodcut

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    13.5096

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  • The Trinity

    1515

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    Four years after making a woodcut of "The Holy Trinity," Dürer redrew the central group of his composition, presumably for his own instruction and pleasure. In the drawing, the relationship between God the Father and the dead Christ is more tender than in the print.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 29.7 x 21.7cm (11 11/16 x 8 9/16in.) Framed: 56.2 x 47 x 3.3 cm (22 1/8 x 18 1/2 x 1 5/16 in.)

    Medium

    Pen and brown ink on paper

    Classification

    Drawings

    Accession Number

    36.418

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  • The Trinity

    1515

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    Four years after making a woodcut of "The Holy Trinity," Dürer redrew the central group of his composition, presumably for his own instruction and pleasure. In the drawing, the relationship between God the Father and the dead Christ is more tender than in the print.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 29.7 x 21.7cm (11 11/16 x 8 9/16in.) Framed: 56.2 x 47 x 3.3 cm (22 1/8 x 18 1/2 x 1 5/16 in.)

    Medium

    Pen and brown ink on paper

    Classification

    Drawings

    Accession Number

    36.418

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  • The Trinity

    1515

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    Four years after making a woodcut of "The Holy Trinity," Dürer redrew the central group of his composition, presumably for his own instruction and pleasure. In the drawing, the relationship between God the Father and the dead Christ is more tender than in the print.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 29.7 x 21.7cm (11 11/16 x 8 9/16in.) Framed: 56.2 x 47 x 3.3 cm (22 1/8 x 18 1/2 x 1 5/16 in.)

    Medium

    Pen and brown ink on paper

    Classification

    Drawings

    Accession Number

    36.418

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    Europe , Prints and Drawings

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  • The Trinity

    1515

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    Four years after making a woodcut of "The Holy Trinity," Dürer redrew the central group of his composition, presumably for his own instruction and pleasure. In the drawing, the relationship between God the Father and the dead Christ is more tender than in the print.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 29.7 x 21.7cm (11 11/16 x 8 9/16in.) Framed: 56.2 x 47 x 3.3 cm (22 1/8 x 18 1/2 x 1 5/16 in.)

    Medium

    Pen and brown ink on paper

    Classification

    Drawings

    Accession Number

    36.418

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  • Saint Jerome by the Pollard Willow

    1512

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    In the fourth century A.D., Saint Jerome renounced his passion for ancient Greek and Latin literature in favor of the Bible and an ascetic, Christian life. He spent many years translating the Old and New Testaments into Latin, and Dürer shows him in a mood of intellectual and religious intensity, seated with his books in a harsh landscape. The lion sleeping at his feet became his lifelong companion after Saint Jerome pulled a thorn from the animal's paw.

    Dürer excelled in the uncommon medium of drypoint, in which a sharp metal instrument is used to scratch lines directly into the copper plate from which the image will be printed. This process raises, along the incised line, a ragged edge of copper called burr that holds ink and thus gives softness and depth to the print's tonal range. Because the burr is very delicate and usually wears away after fewer than twenty printings of the plate, drypoint impressions of this superb quality are extremely rare.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 20.8 x 18.5 cm (8 3/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

    Medium

    Drypoint

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    37.1296

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  • Saint Jerome by the Pollard Willow

    1512

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    In the fourth century A.D., Saint Jerome renounced his passion for ancient Greek and Latin literature in favor of the Bible and an ascetic, Christian life. He spent many years translating the Old and New Testaments into Latin, and Dürer shows him in a mood of intellectual and religious intensity, seated with his books in a harsh landscape. The lion sleeping at his feet became his lifelong companion after Saint Jerome pulled a thorn from the animal's paw.

    Dürer excelled in the uncommon medium of drypoint, in which a sharp metal instrument is used to scratch lines directly into the copper plate from which the image will be printed. This process raises, along the incised line, a ragged edge of copper called burr that holds ink and thus gives softness and depth to the print's tonal range. Because the burr is very delicate and usually wears away after fewer than twenty printings of the plate, drypoint impressions of this superb quality are extremely rare.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 20.8 x 18.5 cm (8 3/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

    Medium

    Drypoint

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    37.1296

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    Europe , Prints and Drawings

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  • Saint Jerome by the Pollard Willow

    1512

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    In the fourth century A.D., Saint Jerome renounced his passion for ancient Greek and Latin literature in favor of the Bible and an ascetic, Christian life. He spent many years translating the Old and New Testaments into Latin, and Dürer shows him in a mood of intellectual and religious intensity, seated with his books in a harsh landscape. The lion sleeping at his feet became his lifelong companion after Saint Jerome pulled a thorn from the animal's paw.

    Dürer excelled in the uncommon medium of drypoint, in which a sharp metal instrument is used to scratch lines directly into the copper plate from which the image will be printed. This process raises, along the incised line, a ragged edge of copper called burr that holds ink and thus gives softness and depth to the print's tonal range. Because the burr is very delicate and usually wears away after fewer than twenty printings of the plate, drypoint impressions of this superb quality are extremely rare.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 20.8 x 18.5 cm (8 3/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

    Medium

    Drypoint

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    37.1296

    Collections

    Europe , Prints and Drawings

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  • Saint Jerome by the Pollard Willow

    1512

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    In the fourth century A.D., Saint Jerome renounced his passion for ancient Greek and Latin literature in favor of the Bible and an ascetic, Christian life. He spent many years translating the Old and New Testaments into Latin, and Dürer shows him in a mood of intellectual and religious intensity, seated with his books in a harsh landscape. The lion sleeping at his feet became his lifelong companion after Saint Jerome pulled a thorn from the animal's paw.

    Dürer excelled in the uncommon medium of drypoint, in which a sharp metal instrument is used to scratch lines directly into the copper plate from which the image will be printed. This process raises, along the incised line, a ragged edge of copper called burr that holds ink and thus gives softness and depth to the print's tonal range. Because the burr is very delicate and usually wears away after fewer than twenty printings of the plate, drypoint impressions of this superb quality are extremely rare.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Platemark: 20.8 x 18.5 cm (8 3/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

    Medium

    Drypoint

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    37.1296

    Collections

    Europe , Prints and Drawings

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  • Bearing of the Cross (Large Passion)

    1498–99

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    In Dürer's era and afterward, the tonal and textural variations achieved in a black-and-white woodcut through hatching and cross-hatching satisfied many collectors. Others, however, prefer colored impressions, such as this one completed in watercolor with touches of gold by a professional illuminator of Dürer's time. It has the appearance of a small painting or illuminated manuscript.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Block: 39.7 x 28.5 cm (15 5/8 x 11 1/4 in.) Sheet: 40 x 28.8 cm (15 3/4 x 11 5/16 in)

    Medium

    Woodcut, hand-colored with watercolor and gilding

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    68.275

    Collections

    Europe , Prints and Drawings

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  • Bearing of the Cross (Large Passion)

    1498–99

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    In Dürer's era and afterward, the tonal and textural variations achieved in a black-and-white woodcut through hatching and cross-hatching satisfied many collectors. Others, however, prefer colored impressions, such as this one completed in watercolor with touches of gold by a professional illuminator of Dürer's time. It has the appearance of a small painting or illuminated manuscript.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Block: 39.7 x 28.5 cm (15 5/8 x 11 1/4 in.) Sheet: 40 x 28.8 cm (15 3/4 x 11 5/16 in)

    Medium

    Woodcut, hand-colored with watercolor and gilding

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    68.275

    Collections

    Europe , Prints and Drawings

    Not On View
    More Info
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  • Bearing of the Cross (Large Passion)

    1498–99

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    In Dürer's era and afterward, the tonal and textural variations achieved in a black-and-white woodcut through hatching and cross-hatching satisfied many collectors. Others, however, prefer colored impressions, such as this one completed in watercolor with touches of gold by a professional illuminator of Dürer's time. It has the appearance of a small painting or illuminated manuscript.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Block: 39.7 x 28.5 cm (15 5/8 x 11 1/4 in.) Sheet: 40 x 28.8 cm (15 3/4 x 11 5/16 in)

    Medium

    Woodcut, hand-colored with watercolor and gilding

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    68.275

    Collections

    Europe , Prints and Drawings

    Not On View
    More Info
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  • Bearing of the Cross (Large Passion)

    1498–99

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description

    In Dürer's era and afterward, the tonal and textural variations achieved in a black-and-white woodcut through hatching and cross-hatching satisfied many collectors. Others, however, prefer colored impressions, such as this one completed in watercolor with touches of gold by a professional illuminator of Dürer's time. It has the appearance of a small painting or illuminated manuscript.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Block: 39.7 x 28.5 cm (15 5/8 x 11 1/4 in.) Sheet: 40 x 28.8 cm (15 3/4 x 11 5/16 in)

    Medium

    Woodcut, hand-colored with watercolor and gilding

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    68.275

    Collections

    Europe , Prints and Drawings

    Not On View
    More Info
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  • Resurrection (Large Passion)

    1510

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Block: 39.1 x 27.7 cm (15 3/8 x 10 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Woodcut

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    M24878

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    Europe , Prints and Drawings

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  • Resurrection (Large Passion)

    1510

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Block: 39.1 x 27.7 cm (15 3/8 x 10 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Woodcut

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    M24878

    Collections

    Europe , Prints and Drawings

    Not On View
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  • Resurrection (Large Passion)

    1510

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Block: 39.1 x 27.7 cm (15 3/8 x 10 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Woodcut

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    M24878

    Collections

    Europe , Prints and Drawings

    Not On View
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  • Resurrection (Large Passion)

    1510

    Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528 German

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Block: 39.1 x 27.7 cm (15 3/8 x 10 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Woodcut

    Classification

    Prints

    Accession Number

    M24878

    Collections

    Europe , Prints and Drawings

    Not On View
    More Info
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