Albrecht Dürer, ‘The Small Passion [33 plates only (of 36)]’, Forum Auctions

Lacking title page and B.21, B.35, B.48, circa 1508-1511 but later impressions, [1612 and later, but before 1844], one with Italian text verso, the rest later without text, some sheets with partial watermarks of two concentric circles, each sheet approx. 208 x 143 mm. (8 ¼ x 5 5/8 in), images approx. 125 x 97 mm. (4 7/8 x 3 ¾ in), unframed.

cf. Bartsch 17-52; Meder, Hollstein 126-161; Schoch, Mende, Scherbaum 187-222

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