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Albrecht Durer (1471-1528)

Aliases: Albrecht Dürer; Albrecht (der Jüngere) Dürer; Alberto Durero

Professions: Painter; copperplate engraver

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  • Knight, Death and the Devil (B. 98; M., Holl. 74; S.M.S. 69)

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  • Adam and Eve (B., M., Holl. 1; S.M.S. 39)

Albrecht Durer Biography

(b Nuremberg, Germany, 1471; d Nuremberg, Germany, 1528) German painter and engraver. The son of a goldsmith, Dürer's godfather was Anton Koberger, who left goldsmithing to become the leading printer and publisher in Nuremberg. At the age of 15 Dürer was apprenticed to the leading artist in Nuremberg, Michael Wolgemut, whose workshop produced a large quantity of woodcuts.* Prior to Dürer, the woodcut had been a relatively humble medium, mainly serving for book illustrations. These were mostly simple compositions consisting of outlines that were meant to be filled in and colored by hand. Dürer used the whole picture plane and increasingly began to model the image with densely worked areas of light and darkness. The woodcut became three-dimensional and alive, without the need of color.** Dürer traveled to Venice in 1494-5, and again in 1505. His contact with Venetian artists, like Mantegna, resonates in his art from that period. Upon his return to Nuremberg in 1507, Dürer painted a number of notable works, including Adam and Eve. While the immense success and demand for his engravings did not leave him much time to paint, in the final period of his life he painted the important composition of The Four Apostles (1526). (Credit: *Christie’s, New York, Anatomy of Art: The Dean Edell Collection, October 5, 2007, lot 7; **Christie’s, London, Old Master Prints An Important Private Collection, December 5, 2006, lot 26)

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  • The Patrons Saints of Austria', 1515 (1906), Engraving, Albrecht Durer, $150 Register to bid
  • Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), 'Die Hl. Anna u. Maria mit dem Kinde stehend (Die Hl. Anna Selbdritt)', Fragment, Kupferstich auf feinem Bütten, teils mit feinem Rand um die Einfassungsline, teils darüber geschnitten, am o. Rand bis zur Taube, Albrecht Durer, €150 Register to bid
  • Dürer  Albrecht. 1471 - Nürnberg - 1528., Albrecht Durer, €1 Register to bid
  • Print, Albrecht Durer, Christ in Limbo, from the Large Passion, Albrecht Durer, $1,000 Register to bid
  • I quattro cavalieri dell'Apocalisse., Albrecht Durer, €400 Register to bid
  • La cacciata dall'Eden., Albrecht Durer, €280 Register to bid

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  • The Apocalypse (B. 60-75; M., Holl. 163-178; S.M.S. 109-126), Albrecht Durer, Click for value View Details
  • The Four Horsemen, from The Apocalypse (B. 64; M., Holl. 167; S.M.S. 115), Albrecht Durer, Click for value View Details
  • Saint Eustace (B. 57; M., Holl. 60; S.M.S. 32), Albrecht Durer, Click for value View Details
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  • DÜRER, Albrecht (1471-1528). Hierinn sind begriffen vier bücher von menschlicher Proportion . Edited by Willibald Pirckheimer. Nuremberg: Hieronymus Andreae Formschneider for Dürer's widow, 31 October 1528., Albrecht Durer, Click for value View Details

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