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The Michelfeldt Tapestry (Allegory on Social Injustice), first part of three

A work made of woodcut in black on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of woodcut in black on cream laid paper.

Date:

1526

Artist:

Attributed to Albrecht Dürer
German, 1471-1528

About this artwork

Even comparatively clean prints preserved in long-forgotten albums usually bear traces of folding, inscribing, pasting, stamping, or trimming, though such clues may stay hidden on their blank versos. In particular, the backs of Renaissance impressions often hide ownership marks, such as the coat of arms at the lower edge of this work, which identifies it as the property of the nineteenth-century Austrian collector Franz Ritter von Hauslab. This deeply printed woodcut sheet comes from a three-part frieze reproducing a supposedly prophetic, anti-papal tapestry; adhesive stains suggest it might once have been attached to its companion sheets.

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Artist

Albrecht Dürer

Title

The Michelfeldt Tapestry (Allegory on Social Injustice), first part of three

Origin

Germany

Date

1526

Medium

Woodcut in black on cream laid paper

Dimensions

153 × 311 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Richard Zinser

Reference Number

1964.76

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