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Albrecht Dürer

The Martyrdom of Saint Catherine, circa 1498

Woodcut
15 7/10 × 11 3/10 in
40 × 28.7 cm
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a Meder g impression on laid paper with large watermark of a Strasbourg lily, sheet 400 x 287 mm. …

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a Meder g impression on laid paper with large watermark of a Strasbourg lily, sheet 400 x 287 mm. (15 3/4 x 11 1/4 in), crease to upper left corner with surface dirt, four repaired nicks along the left edge, repair to upper right corner, crease with repaired splitting in the lower right quadrant (unframed)

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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 Meder g impression on laid paper with large watermark of a Strasbourg lily, sheet 400 x 287 mm. …

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a Meder g impression on laid paper with large watermark of a Strasbourg lily, sheet 400 x 287 mm. (15 3/4 x 11 1/4 in), crease to upper left corner with surface dirt, four repaired nicks along the left edge, repair to upper right corner, crease with repaired splitting in the lower right quadrant (unframed)

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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

The Martyrdom of Saint Catherine, circa 1498

Woodcut
15 7/10 × 11 3/10 in
40 × 28.7 cm
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