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Der Ritter vom Turn (The Knight of the Tower)

Illustrated by Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528), Illustrated by Urs Graf (German (Switzerland), about 1485–1527 or 1528), Author Geoffroy de Latour Landry (14th century), Printer Michael Furter (died in 1517)

Place of Publication: Basel, Switzerland

Catalogue Raisonné

Meder, Books VI, 1513; Panofsky 436c


Overall: 28.8 x 20 x 2.6 cm (11 5/16 x 7 7/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 46 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Basel: Michael Furter, 19 November 1513) Folio; 72 leaves; blind-stamped brown calf binding, brass clasps; brown cloth box.

Illustrations: Title-page border by Urs Graf; illustrations largely attributed to Dürer.

Basel: Michael Furter, 19 November 1513


Initials IL and date 1570 stamped on binding; Studien Bibliothek, Salzburg; William H. Schab, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, December 9, 1954.

Credit Line

Frances Draper Colburn Fund, by exchange