Albrecht Dürer, The Assumption and Coronation of the Virgin, 1510

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Artist: Albrecht Dürer (1471 - 1528)
Title: The Assumption and Coronation of the Virgin, 1510
Reference: B.94; K. 221; M.206; Str. 147
Medium: Woodcut
Image Size: 11 7/16 in x 8 3/16 in (29.1 cm x 20.8 cm)
Sheet Size: 11 1/2 in x 8 1/4 in (29.2 x 21.0 cm)
Framed Size: Approx. 29 3/4 in x 26 in (75.6 cm x 66 cm)
Edition: A Meder (e) of (e) on fine laid paper with the Escutcheon (Coat of Arms) with Diagonal Beam (M 245, not in Briquet) watermark.
Signature: This work is monogrammed in the woodblock ‘AD’ on the tomb in the lower left of the image.
Condition: This work is in good condition.
Gallery Price: Sold Inquire
ID # w-5117

Perhaps one of the most triumphant and exuberant scenes of this series, the Assumption and Coronation combines both major events in the life of the Virgin Mary.  All attention is focused on her, flanked by both God the Father and Jesus who simultaneously crown her among the clouds.  It is almost a two-part composition, featuring both heaven and earth, angels and mortals.

According to W. Strauss (1980), “The myster of this event is emphasized by the fringe of clouds impinging on the somber terrestrial scene below and by the scale of tonal values: the bright heavenly assembly is placed on a gray middle tone, whereas the events on earth are pictured against a black background, the ultimate effect attainable in this medium” (p. 426) .

Created in 1510, this woodcut is monogrammed and dated in  woodblock ‘1510 AD ’ on the tomb in the lower left of the image. This work is a Meder (e) of (e) on fine laid paper with the Escutcheon (Coat of Arms) with Diagonal Beam (M 245, not in Briquet) watermark.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

This work is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoice 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 raisonnè no. 94.

2. Kurth, W. Dr. The Complete Woodcuts of Albrecht Dürer. New York: Dover Publications, Inc.,1963Listed as catalogue raisonné no. 221.

3. Meder, J. Dürer-Katalog. Wien: Verlag Gilhoffer & Ranschburg, 1932.  Listed as catalogue raisonné no. 206 .

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. 1586.

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. 206 on page 162.

6. Schoch, R. Albrecht Dürer: Das druckgraphische Werk, Band II Holzschnitte und Holzschnittfolgen. München: Prestel Verlag, 2002.  Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 184.

7. Strauss, W. L. Albrecht Dürer, Woodcuts and Wood Blocks. New York: Abaris Books, 1980. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 147. Watermark listed and illustrated as M 245 on pg. 703.

8. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

ABOUT THE FRAMING:

This work 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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