Albrecht Dürer, Engraving: MADONNA CROWNED BY ONE ANGEL(626 views)
An original Albrecht Dürer Engraving.
Original engraving printed in black ink on laid paper
Dated and signed with the artist’s monogram in the plate on a tablet lower right
A clear and clean 16th century Meder “a” impression of the second and final state, printed after the appearance of the small stroke from the left palm of the angel into the halo.
Catalog: Bartsch 37; Panofsky 144; Meder 41.II.a; Strauss 93; Schoch/Mende/Scherbaum 92
5 3/8 x 3 7/8 inches
In this engraving a peculiar impression is created by the white face and the concentration of the light on the skirt. It seems almost as if the scene were illuminated by lightning – the wind-blown hair, the creeping clouds, the upswept drapery of the angel – and in these surroundings sits the Virgin, smiling even though empty of expression, quite serene and aristocratic, idealized in the style of ancient, mild beauty.
Condition Report: Trimmed on the platemark on all four sides, expertly repaired and unobtrusive tears in the sheet at the skirt and halo, slight staining at the crown and drapery of the angel, otherwise in very fine condition.
Image Size: 5 3/8 x 3 7/8 inches
Framed Size: 25 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches
Artist or Maker: Albrecht Dürer
Exhibited: Collections in which impressions of this state of this engraving can be found: Rijksmuseum (Rijksprentenkabinet), Amsterdam; Öffentliche Kunstsammlungen (Kupferstichkabinett), Basel; Museum of Fine Arts (Department of Prints and Drawings), Boston; Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Kupferstich-Kabinett, Dresden; Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich; Germanisches Nationalmuseum (Graphische Sammlung), Nuremberg; Musée du Louvre, Départment des Arts Graphiques (Collection Rothschild), Paris.