Albrecht Dürer, ‘The Betrayal of Christ & Christ before Caiaphas, from: The Small Passion’, circa 1508-09, Christie's
Albrecht Dürer, ‘The Betrayal of Christ & Christ before Caiaphas, from: The Small Passion’, circa 1508-09, Christie's

The Betrayal of Christ with a partial High Crown watermark, the other without watermark, very good, early impressions from the text edition of 1511, printing very clearly and with good contrasts, The Betrayal Meder a (before the line to the right of Malchus' button is shortened), Christ before Caiaphas before the gaps in the upper right border, both with small margins, in very good condition.
Block 128 x 98 mm.
Sheet 135 x 103 mm. (each)
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Bartsch 27 & 29; Meder, Hollstein 136 & 138; Schoch Mende Scherbaum 197 & 199

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