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Albrecht Dürer

A work made of etching on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching on ivory laid paper.




Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, 1607-1677)
after Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471-1528)

About this artwork

Here Wenceslaus Hollar reproduced an Albrecht Dürer self-portrait painting (now in the Prado, Madrid) as an etching in reverse. In 1498, at the age of 26, Dürer depicted himself as a gentleman artist at the height of his creative prowess. On a diplomatic trip through Dürer’s hometown of Nuremberg in 1636, the Earl of Arundel received the painting as a gift for King Charles I of England. Hollar made the etching from the original for Arundel, who was his major patron.


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Prints and Drawings


Wenceslaus Hollar


Albrecht Dürer


Bohemia (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1645


Etching on ivory laid paper


Image: 19.4 × 15.8 cm (7 11/16 × 6 1/4 in.); Plate: 22.5 × 22.3 cm (8 7/8 × 8 13/16 in.); Sheet: 22.9 × 18.2 cm (9 1/16 × 7 3/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Morris Woolf

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