The School of Durer, St. Christopher in the Wilderness with a Flight of Birds


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Signed The School of Durer etching, St. Christopher in the Wilderness with a Flight of Birds

Artist:The School of Durer (1500 - 1600)

Title:St. Christopher in the Wilderness with a Flight of Birds

Reference:B.104

Medium:Engraving

Image Size:8 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in (21 cm x 14 cm)

Sheet Size:9 3/16 in x 6 1/4 in (23.3 cm x 15.9 cm)

Framed Size:approx. 20 in x 16 in (50.8 cm x 50.8 cm)

Edition:An engraved copy by Marcantonio Raimondi (Argine,1480- Rome,1534) after the original woodcut by Albrecht Dürer (Nuremburg, 1471- Nuremburg, 1528).

Signature:This work is monogrammed in the plate 'AD' in the lower center.

Condition:This piece is in very good condition; slight staining typical with age.

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Gazing up in awe at the Christ child upon his back, Saint Christopher crosses the river in a mountainous wilderness setting. Often depicted as a larger-than-life figure, Saint Christopher unknowingly carried the Christ child across a torrential river. The child grew heavier and heavier, causing Saint Christopher much difficulty upon crossing the river. Durer depicts Saint Christopher as a strong, masculine male, forging through the rapids. He clutches a long staff for support as he perseveres forward. Christ touches his head in a gesture of blessing, his tiny cape dramatically whipped back behind him. A curious figure waits on the bank holding a cup of sustenance. Heavily cloaked with a long beard, this tiny figure appears as an adult yet stands at the height of St. Christopher's knee. Perhaps by depicting this figure as tiny, the artist hoped to present St. Christopher as a towering figure worthy of respect and admiration.

This piece is an engraved copy by Marcantonio Raimondi (1480-1534) after the original woodcut by Albrecht Dürer (Nuremburg, 1471- Nuremburg, 1528).


ORIGINAL WOODCUT BY DURER FROM WHICH THIS ENGRAVED WORK WAS BASED DOCUMENTED AND ILLUSTRATED IN:

1) Bartsch. (1981). The Illustrated Bartsch. Abaris Books: New York. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonnè no. B. 104.

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Framed to museum grade conservation standards, this piece is framed in a complimentary moulding with silk mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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 The School of Durer (1500-1600)

 The School of Durer Biography

Albrecht Dürer (Nuremburg, 1471- Nuremburg, 1528) greatly influenced artists of succeeding generations, particularly in printmaking. His reputation, which spread far and wide across Europe through his prints, inspired other major artists such as Raphael (1483 – 1520), Titian (1477 – 1576), and Parmigianino (1503 – 1540), who later followed in Dürer’s footsteps and entered into collaborationswith printmakers to distribute their work beyond local regions.

Dürer’s prints greatly affected his German successors such as Hans Baldung Grien (1484 – 1545) and Albrecht Altdorfer (1480 – 1538), particularly the “Little Masters” who worked on a small scale but continued to depict Dürer’s themes. Many Italian engravers such as Giulio Campagnola (1482 – 1415), Christofano Robetta (1462 – 1534), Marcantonio Raimondi (1475 – 1534), and Agostino Veneziano (1490 – 1540) trained after Dürer, learning from and admiring his work. They often directly copied parts of his landscape backgrounds or the prints in their entirety in order to better their craft. Seen as a master printmaker and artistic inspiration, the School of Dürer emerged with works created in his masterful style by students and admirers alike.

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