Albrecht Dürer, ‘The Holy Trinity (B. 122; M., Holl. 187; S.M.S. 231)’, 1511, Christie's Old Masters

Woodcut, 1511, watermark Small High Crown (not in Meder), a fine, early impression, probably Meder a-b, trimmed to or on the borderline, fractionally into the subject and with the borderline made up with touches of pen and ink in places, some very minor stains and surface dirt in the tablet below and elsewhere, otherwise in good condition.

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