Albrecht Dürer, ‘The Virgin and Child crowned by one Angel’, 1520, Christie's
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Albrecht Dürer

The Virgin and Child crowned by one Angel, 1520

Engraving on laid paper
5 1/2 × 3 9/10 in
13.9 × 10 cm
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Watermark Small Jug (M. 158), a very good Meder I b impression, printing clearly and silvery, with …

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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 Virgin and Child crowned by one Angel’, 1520, Christie's
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Watermark Small Jug (M. 158), a very good Meder I b impression, printing clearly and silvery, with narrow margins, an inky plate edge below, the sheet along the lower platemark partially broken and repaired, some pale unobtrusive foxing, otherwise in very good condition.
Plate 136 x 97 mm.
Sheet 139 x 100 mm.

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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 Virgin and Child crowned by one Angel, 1520

Engraving on laid paper
5 1/2 × 3 9/10 in
13.9 × 10 cm
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