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Albrecht Dürer

Hercules conquering Cacus (Hercules conquering the Molionide Twins), 1496

Woodcut
15 2/5 × 11 1/5 in
39 × 28.5 cm
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A good Meder III a-b impression, on cream laid paper with possible very faint watermark, borderline …

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A good Meder III a-b impression, on cream laid paper with possible very faint watermark, borderline 390 x 285 mm. (15 3/8 x 11 1/4 in), sheet 440 x 295 mm. (17 x 11 3/4 in), good margins, many areas of wear expertly retouched, unframed, [circa 1496, but slightly later impression].

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Bartsch 127; Meder, …

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Albrecht Dürer
German, 1471–1528
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Considered one of the foremost artists of the Renaissance period, Albrecht Dürer’s extensive work in printmaking transformed the categorization of the medium from craft to fine art. Often depicting religious subjects, Dürer’s woodcuts and engravings demonstrated unprecedented technical skill, tonal variation, and compositional sophistication. Dürer theorized extensively on linear perspective and anatomical proportion, concerns that were articulated in a vast body of written work as well as in his paintings and prints. Dürer’s skill earned him the role of court artist for Holy Roman Emperors Maximilian I and Charles V, under whom he created a number of paintings and altarpieces. Dürer’s series of self-portraits, created throughout his career, represent some of his most iconic works.

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A good Meder III a-b impression, on cream laid paper with possible very faint watermark, borderline …

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A good Meder III a-b impression, on cream laid paper with possible very faint watermark, borderline 390 x 285 mm. (15 3/8 x 11 1/4 in), sheet 440 x 295 mm. (17 x 11 3/4 in), good margins, many areas of wear expertly retouched, unframed, [circa 1496, but slightly later impression].

Literature:
Bartsch 127; Meder, …

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Albrecht Dürer
German, 1471–1528
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Considered one of the foremost artists of the Renaissance period, Albrecht Dürer’s extensive work in printmaking transformed the categorization of the medium from craft to fine art. Often depicting religious subjects, Dürer’s woodcuts and engravings demonstrated unprecedented technical skill, tonal variation, and compositional sophistication. Dürer theorized extensively on linear perspective and anatomical proportion, concerns that were articulated in a vast body of written work as well as in his paintings and prints. Dürer’s skill earned him the role of court artist for Holy Roman Emperors Maximilian I and Charles V, under whom he created a number of paintings and altarpieces. Dürer’s series of self-portraits, created throughout his career, represent some of his most iconic works.

Albrecht Dürer

Hercules conquering Cacus (Hercules conquering the Molionide Twins), 1496

Woodcut
15 2/5 × 11 1/5 in
39 × 28.5 cm
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