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The Cook and his Wife

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. 1497


Albrecht Dürer
German, 1471-1528

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Albrecht Dürer


The Cook and his Wife


Germany (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1492–1502


Engraving in black on ivory laid paper


Image: 10.9 × 7.7 cm (4 5/16 × 3 1/16 in.); Sheet: 11.2 × 8.1 cm (4 7/16 × 3 1/4 in.)

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Bequest of Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

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