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Colophon, from the Large Passion

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

Date:

1511

Artist:

Albrecht Dürer
German, 1471-1528

About this artwork

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.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Albrecht Dürer

Title

Colophon, from the Large Passion

Place

Germany (Artist's nationality:)

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Published 1511

Medium

Letterpress in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

45.2 × 31 cm (17 13/16 × 12 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1919.2573a

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