Madonna with the Monkey

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:

c. 1498

Artist:

Albrecht Dürer
German, 1471-1528

About this artwork

Albrecht Dürer’s touchingly delicate landscape engraving of the Madonna with the Christ Child in her arms and a domesticated monkey has been the subject of many subsequent interpretations. One of the earliest, broadly rethought by the Master M. Z., is also on display nearby, while the background reappears in another Art Institute work, Giulio Campagnola’s Ganymede. In contrast, Agostino Veneziano in Italy and the Wierix brothers in the Netherlands would try their hand at reproducing the composition exactly.

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Artist

Albrecht Dürer

Title

Madonna with the Monkey

Origin

Germany

Date

1493–1503

Medium

Engraving in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

190 x 122 mm

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1938.1474

Extended information about this artwork

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