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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.

Date:

1645

Artist:

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.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Wenceslaus Hollar

Title

Albrecht Dürer

Origin

Bohemia

Date

Made 1645

Medium

Etching on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

194 × 158 mm (image); 225 × 223 (plate); 229 × 182 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Morris Woolf

Reference Number

1941.437

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