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Christie's Old Masters
New York

The book with three original woodcuts and various other illustrations, 1525, Edition A, Nuremberg 1525, The Portraitist (M. 268) with watermark High Crown, some surface dirt, handling marks and minor stains, the page with figure 10 with a tear in the lower right corner, bound in 19th century grey card boards, in a …

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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.

Collected by major museums
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, J. Paul Getty Museum, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum , Cleveland Museum of Art
Selected exhibitions
2019
Selections from the Department of Drawings and Prints: Leonardo da VinciThe Metropolitan Museum of Art
2018
The Renaissance NudeJ. Paul Getty Museum
2015
Might and Glory. Dürer in the Emperor’s ServiceStatens Museum for Kunst
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Unterweisung der Messung (B. 146, 147; M., Holl. 268, 269 & XXVI; S.M.S. 274), 1525

The book with three original woodcuts and various other illustrations
11 1/5 × 8 1/2 in
28.4 × 21.5 cm
Location
New York
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Christie's Old Masters
New York

The book with three original woodcuts and various other illustrations, 1525, Edition A, Nuremberg …

Medium

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.

Collected by major museums
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, J. Paul Getty Museum, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum , Cleveland Museum of Art
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Albrecht Dürer
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