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Colophon, from the Large Passion

A work made of letterpress in black on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of letterpress in black on ivory laid paper.




Albrecht Dürer
German, 1471-1528

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This colophon was typically printed on the verso of The Ressurection, the final image in the Passion series, giving the date, Dürer’s name, and a long-winded copyright warning placing the images under the protection of the Emperor Maximilian. However, this impression of the colophon from the 1911 edition is without the woodcut on the other side. The fact that this page of printer’s waste survived is remarkable, even considering the fame of Dürer’s woodcuts.


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Albrecht Dürer


Colophon, from the Large Passion


Germany (Artist's nationality:)

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Published 1511


Letterpress in black on ivory laid paper


45.2 × 31 cm (17 13/16 × 12 1/4 in.)

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Clarence Buckingham Collection

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