Wenceslaus Hollar (Artist), Albrecht Dürer (After)

Albrecht Dürer

Albrecht Dürer by Wenceslaus Hollar, Albrecht Dürer

Artwork Detail

Albrecht Dürer was the most famous artist of the

Northern Renaissance and the Earl of Arundel coveted

his work. Perhaps to his annoyance, the city council of

Nuremberg presented this painting by Dürer – along

with one other – to the earl as a gift for Charles I.

It seems that the earl had both paintings copied so that

he too could enjoy them. Hollar would have had access

to the copies in the earl’s collection and must have

made detailed drawings of them from which he later

made this print.

Albrecht Dürer
Wenceslaus Hollar, Albrecht Dürer
Production date
226 x 163 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
Other ID
1390 Pennington Catalogue Raisonné
No known copyright restrictions
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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