Albrecht Dürer, ‘Saint Christopher facing to the Right & Saint Christopher facing to the Left’, 1521, Christie's
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Saint Christopher facing to the Right & Saint Christopher facing to the Left, 1521

Two engravings both on laid paper
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Without watermarks, very good Meder a-b impressions, both trimmed to the subjects, Saint …

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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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Without watermarks, very good Meder a-b impressions, both trimmed to the subjects, Saint Christopher facing to the Right with a a short tear across the upper left corner, otherwise in good condition, Saint Christopher facing to the Left with a repaired tear at upper right, the tip of the lower left corner made up and …

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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

Saint Christopher facing to the Right & Saint Christopher facing to the Left, 1521

Two engravings both on laid paper
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