Dagger Sheath with a Young Couple Above

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

Date:

1532

Artist:

Heinrich Aldegrever
German, 1502-1561

About this artwork

The Westphalian painter and printmaker Heinrich Aldegrever styled his nested AG monogram after the famed Albrecht Dürer, and often adopted the compact scale of the Little Masters of Nuremberg. Aldegrever produced some 100 of his 300 prints in similarly elaborate detail. His Dagger Sheath is one of the rarest and most classicizing Renaissance ornament prints, with its acanthus-leaf foliage and comparatively large figures. The specific dagger shape implies the print’s intended use as a pattern to decorate a leather cover for a blade.

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Artist

Heinrich Aldegrever

Title

Dagger Sheath with a Young Couple Above

Origin

Germany

Date

1532

Medium

Engraving in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

158 × 34 mm (image/plate/sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Lewis Coulson

Reference Number

2012.410

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