Albrecht Dürer, ‘The Agony in the Garden’, 1515, Christopher-Clark Fine Art

Collections in which impressions of this state of this engraving can be found: Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz (Kupferstichkabinett), Berlin; Museum of Fine Arts (Department of Prints and Drawings), Boston; Germanisches Nationalmuseum (Graphisches Sammlung), Nuremberg.

Series: A dark, richly printed 16th century Meder “b” (of e) impression of the second and final state. Showing traces of rust stains from areas of the plate which were handled, printed circa 1550.

Signature: Dated and signed in the plate with the artist’s monogram lower center.

About Albrecht Dürer

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.

German, 1471-1528, Nuremberg, Germany, based in Nuremberg, Germany