Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Albrecht Dürer - part 6

1500 Self-Portrait in a Fur-Collared Robe oil on lime panel 67.1 x 48.7 cm Alte Pinakothek, Munich
Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) was a German painter, engraver, printmaker, mathematician and theorist. Dürer revolutionised printmaking, elevating it to an independent art form. His high quality woodcuts established his reputation and influence across Europe when he was still in his twenties, and he is regarded as the greatest artist of the Northern Renaissance. His vast body of works include altarpieces and other religious works, numerous portraits and self-portraits, and copper engravings.

For more biographical notes see part 1. For earlier works see parts 1 - 5 also.

This is part 6 of a 9-part post on the works of Albrecht Dürer:


1507 The Passion:

1507 The Lamentation, from The Passion engraving  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1508 Betrayal of Christ, from The Passion engraving Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1508 Christ on the Mount of Olives, from The Passion engraving Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1508 The Betrayal of Christ, from The Passion engraving Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1509 The Man of Sorrows, from The Passion engraving Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1511 The Crucifixion, from The Passion engraving Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1512 Christ before Pilate, from The Passion engraving Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1512 Christ Crowned with Thorns, from The Passion engraving Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1512 Christ in Limbo, from The Passion engraving  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1512 Ecce Homo, from The Passion engraving Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1512 Pilate Washing His Hands, from The Passion engraving  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1512 The Bearing of the Cross, from The Passion engraving  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1512 The Entombment, from The Passion engraving  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1512 The Flagellation, from The Passion engraving

1512 The Resurrection, from The Passion engraving Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1513 Christ before Caiaphas, from The Passion engraving Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1513 St. Peter and St. John at the Gate of the Temple, from The Passion engraving  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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1508 The Little Owl watercolour on paper Albertina, Vienna, Austria

1508 The Martyrdom of the Ten Thousand on canvas transferred from panel, 99 x 87 cm Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

1508 The Martyrdom of the Ten Thousand detail 1

1508 The Martyrdom of the Ten Thousand detail 2

1508 The Martyrdom of the Ten Thousand detail 3

1508 Virgin on a Crescent with a Starry Crown engraving 11.8 x 7.5 cm (plate) Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1508 Young Steer pen and black ink on ivory laid paper 17.5 x 14 cm Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1507-09 Heller Altar:

The Heller Altar is an oil on panel triptych by Albrecht Dürer and Matthias Grünewald. Dürer painted the central panel, and Grünewald the outer panels. It was commissioned by Frankfurt merchant Jakob Heller for the Dominican church of the city. In 1615 the central panel was sold to Maximilian I of Bavaria and a copy was ordered to replace the original in its location at the church's high altar. The central panel was destroyed by a fire in Munich in 1729.
The famous drawing of two praying hands by Dürer is a study for one of the apostles in the central panel.


1507-09 Heller Altar tempera and oil on wood Historisches Museum, Frankfurt

1507-09 Heller Altar tempera and oil on wood centre panel 189 x 138 cm Historisches Museum, Frankfurt

1507-09 Heller Altar Heller Altar detail

1508 Heller Altar Head of an Apostle Looking Downward brush on a dark ground with white highlights 31.6 x 22.9 cm Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna

1508 Heller Altar Study of Drapery brush on a dark ground with white highlights 40 x 23.5 cm Staatliche Museen, Berlin

1508 Heller Altar study of Head of an Apostle Looking Up brush and grey and black ink and grey wash heightened with white on blue prepared paper National Gallery of Art, washington D.C.

1507-09 Heller Altar study for drapery on God the Father

1508 Heller Altar study for God the Father

1507-09 Heller Altar Study for left hand of an apostle

1507-09 Heller Altar Study of Two Feet brush and grey ink and grey wash heightened with white on green prepared paper 17.6 x 21.6 cm Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

1508 Heller Altar study: Drapery of Christ brush on a dark ground with white highlights 40 x 23.5 cm Private Collection

1508-09 Heller Altar study: drapery

1507-09 Heller Altar study: hand

1508 Heller Altar study: Upper body of Christ

1507-09 Heller Altar: study of Praying Hands brush and grey wash heightened with white on blue prepared paper 29.1 x 19.7 cm Albertina, Vienna

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1508c Saints Nicholas, Ulrich and Erasmus woodcut 21.3 x 14.4 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1509 Holy Family oil on panel 31 x 39 cm Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

1510 A Quarry watercolour 21.5 x 16.8 cm Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museum, Berlin

1510 Adam and Eve pen and ink 30 x 22 cm Albertina, Vienna

1510 Death and the Lansquenet woodcut 12.2 x 8.4 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1510 The Beheading of St. John the Baptist woodcut 19.5 x 13 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1510 The Expulsion from Paradise woodcut 12.4 x 9.8 cm (image) Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1510 The Penitent woodcut 19.7 x 13.3 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1510 The Schoolmaster woodcut 23.8 x 15.7 cm (sheet) Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1510c The Imperial Crown pen and watercolour 23.8 x 28.9 cm Kupferstichkabinett, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg

1511 Cain Killing Abel woodcut 11.7 x 8.3 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1511 Salome Receiving the Head of St. John the Baptist woodcut 20.6 x 13.3 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1511 St. Christopher woodcut 21 x 21 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1511 St. Jerome in His Study pen 19 x 15.1 cm Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan

1511 The Adoration of the Holy Trinity (Landauer Altar) oil on lindenwood 135 x 123.4 cm Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

1511 The Adoration of the Holy Trinity detail 1

1511 The Adoration of the Holy Trinity detail 2

1511 The Adoration of the Holy Trinity detail 3

1511 The Adoration of the Holy Trinity detail 4

1511 The Adoration of the Magi woodcut 29.2 x 21.9 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1511 The Head of Saint John the Baptist Brought to Herod woodcut 19.4 x 13 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1511 The Holy Family with Saints and Angels woodcut 21 x 21.1 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1511 The Holy Family with St. Joachim and St. Anne woodcut 23.3 x 15.6 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1511 The Holy Trinity woodcut 38.6 x 27.9 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1511 The Mass of St. Gregory woodcut 29.2 x 20.6 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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