Albrecht Dürer, ‘The Penance of St. John Chrysostom’, 1496, Print, Engraving, Forum Auctions
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Albrecht Dürer

The Penance of St. John Chrysostom, 1496

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7 1/5 × 4 7/10 in
18.2 × 11.9 cm
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an excellent Meder c-d impression on laid paper without watermark, printing with depth and clarity, …

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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 Penance of St. John Chrysostom’, 1496, Print, Engraving, Forum Auctions
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an excellent Meder c-d impression on laid paper without watermark, printing with depth and clarity, inky edges and delicate wiping marks in the upper corners, trimmed to or just within the platemark, sheet 182 x 119mm (7 1/8 x 4 3/4in) (unframed)

⁂ Based on the medieval legend, St. John Chrysostom can be seen crawling …

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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 Penance of St. John Chrysostom, 1496

Engraving
7 1/5 × 4 7/10 in
18.2 × 11.9 cm
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