Albrecht Dürer, ‘The Peasant and His Wife at the Market’, 1519, Galerie d'Orsay

In excellent condition, trimmed down to or just outside the platemark on all four sides.

Collections in which impressions of this state of this engraving can be found: Rijksmuseum (Rijkspretenkabinet), Amsterdam; Öffentliche Kunstsammlungen (Kupferstichkabinett), Basel; Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturlesitz (Kupferstichkabinett), Berlin; Museum of Fine Arts (Department of Prints and Drawings), Boston; Herzog-Anton-Ulrich Museum, Kupferstichkabinett, Braunschweig; Kunsthalle Bremen (Kupferstichkabinett), Bremen; Staatliche Kunstsammlungen (Kupferstich-Kabinett), Dresden; British Museum (Department of Prints and Drawings) , London; Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich; Germanisches Nationalmuseum (Graphische Sammlung), Nuremberg; Bibliothéque Nationale (Cabinet des Estampes), Paris; Musées de la Ville de Paris, Musée de Petit Palais (Collection Duthuit), Paris; Bibliothek Otto Schäfer (Sammlung-Otto-Schäfer), Schweinfurt.

Signature: Signed in the plate with the artist’s monogram on the stone lower right.

Bartsch 89; Dodgson 90; Panofsky 196; Meder 89 b; Strauss 90; Schoch/Mende/Scherbaumm 88

ex-collection Falkeisen & Huber, Basel art dealers Theodore Falkeisen (1768-1814) and Friedrich Huber (1766-1832), bearing their collection stamp [Lugt 1008] in black ink verso; Offentliche Kunstsammlung, Basel (Cabinet of Prints, Museum of Fine Arts, Basel), bearing its collection stamps [L. 222a] in black ink upper left corner recto and [L. 222b] in black ink verso.

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