Albrecht Dürer, ‘The Martyrdom of the Ten Thousand’, circa 1496, Print, Woodcut, Forum Auctions
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The Martyrdom of the Ten Thousand, circa 1496

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15 7/10 × 11 2/5 in
40 × 29 cm
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a good Meder g impression on thin laid paper mounted on [?]19th century paper support, numerous …

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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 the Ten Thousand’, circa 1496, Print, Woodcut, Forum Auctions
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a good Meder g impression on thin laid paper mounted on [?]19th century paper support, numerous areas of careful ink facsimile to wear in the block, sheet 400 x 290mm (15 3/4 x 11 1/2in), one or two small holes, minor surface dirt (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 the Ten Thousand, circa 1496

Woodcut
15 7/10 × 11 2/5 in
40 × 29 cm
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