Albrecht Dürer, Deposition of Christ (The Large Passion), c. 1496-97

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Artist: Albrecht Dürer (1471 - 1528)
Title: Deposition of Christ (The Large Passion), c. 1496-97
Reference: Meder 123, Bartsch 12
Medium: Original Woodcut
Image Size: 15 1/4 in x 10 3/4 in (38.7 cm x 27.3 cm)
Sheet Size: 15 1/4 in x 10 3/4 in (38.7 cm x 27.3 cm)
Framed Size: approx. 33 in x 28 1/2 in (83.8 cm x 72.4 cm)
Edition: A lifetime impression, this work is from the Latin edition of 1511, with Latin text on verso.
Signature: This work is monogrammed by Albrecht Dürer (Nuremburg, 1471- Nuremburg, 1528) in the woodblock 'AD' in the lower center.
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
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ID # w-5077

Strauss states of Albrecht Dürer Deposition of Christ (The Large Passion), c. 1496-97, “The many magnificent details, and the somewhat jumbled composition of this “Deposition” compound the difficulty in discerning that actually three men are about to place Christ’s body into the tomb.  The stance of the man lifting the Savior’s head is unclear.  Christ’s legs seem to be too long, whereas the expression of his face is almost serene…Christ’s wound seems to be on the wrong side of his chest, but this may be due to the influence of the cult of the Sacred Heart, showing the wound on the left side in greater proximity to the Saviour’s heart.  The Virgin, in a dominant position, appears paralyzed with grief as she stares ahead sadly not following the action of the scene.” (Strauss, p. 150).

Created in c. 1496-7 This work is monogrammed by Albrecht Dürer (Nuremburg, 1471- Nuremburg, 1528) in the woodblock 'AD' in the lower center. A lifetime impression, this work is from the Latin edition of 1511, with Latin text on verso.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Albrecht Dürer Deposition of Christ (The Large Passion), c. 1496-97 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices accompanying the final sale of the work):

1. Bartsch. The Illustrated Bartsch Vol. 10. Edited by Walter L. Strauss. New York: Abaris Books, 1981.Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 12.

2. Kurth, W. Dr. The Complete Woodcuts of Albrecht Dürer. New York: Dover Publications, Inc.,1963. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 127.

3. Meder, J. Dürer-Katalog. Wien: Verlag Gilhoffer & Ranschburg, 1932. Listed as catalogue raisonné no. 207. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 123.

4. Pawlak, M. Albrecht Dürer: 1471 bis 1528, Das gesamte Graphische Werk, Druckgraphik, Band II. München, Verlag Rogner & Bernhard GMBH. Listed and illustrated as plate no. 1542.

5. Scheller, R. W. and Boon, K. G. The Graphic Art of Albrecht Dürer, Hans Dürer and the Dürer School. Amsterdam: Vengendt & Co, 1971.Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 123.

6. Schoch, R. Albrecht Dürer: Das druckgraphische Werk, Band II Holzschnitte und Holzschnittfolgen. München: Prestel Verlag, 2002.  Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 163.

7. Strauss, W. L. Albrecht Dürer, Woodcuts and Wood Blocks. New York: Abaris Books, 1980.  no. 39.

8. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

ABOUT THE FRAMING:
Albrecht Dürer Deposition of Christ (The Large Passion), c. 1496-97 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with linen-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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