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The Prodigal Son Amid the Swine

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

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


c. 1496


Albrecht Dürer
German, 1471-1528

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Albrecht Dürer


The Prodigal Son Amid the Swine


Germany (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1494–1496


Engraving in black on ivory laid paper


Image/plate: 24.7 × 18.9 cm (9 3/4 × 7 1/2 in.); Sheet: 24.8 × 19.2 cm (9 13/16 × 7 9/16 in.)

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Clarence Buckingham Collection

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