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Albrecht Dürer, The Bath House, c. 1580

Artist: Albrecht Dürer (1471 - 1528)
Title:The Bath House, c. 1580
Reference:Meder 266, Bartsch 128
Medium:Original Woodcut
Image:15 1/4 in x 11 in (38.7 cm x 27.9 cm)
Sheet:15 1/4 in x 11 in (38.7 cm x 27.9 cm)
Framed:31 1/4 in x 27 1/8 in (79.4 cm x 68.9 cm)
Edition:A Meder (e) of (f) impression; printed on a firm paper.
Signature:Featuring the signature monogram of Albrecht Dürer (Nuremburg, 1471 - Nuremburg, 1528) in the lower center of the image.
Condition:This piece is in good condition. Slight conservation to parts of the paper (backed in worn areas, particularly along the upper border); this does not affect the image.
ID #w-3631

Historical Description

Strauss states of this piece, “Communal bathing was not uncommon in Durer’s time, as is evident from many other prints depicting this activity…The four figures in the foreground have been taken as representations of Durer and his friends, as well as of the four temperaments: The Paumgartner brothers, one holding a flower (sanguine), the other a scraper (choleric); Prickheimer (phlegmatic) is taking a drink; Durer (melancholy – the artist’s temperament) is standing next to the suggestive spigot which is surmounted by a rooster” (Bartsch, pg. 408).

Printed c. 1580, this stunning woodcut features Albrecht Dürer’s (Nuremburg, 1471 – Nuremburg, 1528) signature monogram in the lower center of the image. This work is a Meder (e) of (f) impression, printed on a firm paper.

DOCUMENTED AND ILLUSTRATED IN:

Albrecht Dürer The Bath House, c. 1580 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. (1981). The Illustrated Bartsch Vol. 10. Edited by Walter L. Strauss. Abaris Books: New York. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonnè no. 128.

2) Kurth, W. Dr. (1946). The Complete Woodcuts of Albrecht Dürer. Listed as catalogue raisonné no. 101.

3) Meder, J. (1932). Dürer-Katalog. Listed as catalogue raisonné no. 266.

4) Pawlak, M. Albrecht Dürer: 1471 bis 1528, Das gesamte Graphische Werk, Druckgraphik, Band II. Listed and illustrated as plate no. 1746-7.

5) Scheller, R. W. and Boon, K. G. (1971). The Graphic Art of Albrecht Dürer, Hans Dürer and the Dürer School. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 217.

6) Schoch, R. (2002). Albrecht Dürer: Das druckgraphische Werk, Band II Holzschnitte und Holzschnittfolgen. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 107.

7) Strauss, W. L. (1980). Albrecht Dürer, Woodcuts and Wood Blocks. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 31 on pg. 126-7.

ABOUT THE FRAMING:
Framed to archival museum grade conservation standards, Albrecht Dürer The Bath House, c. 1580 is framed in a complementary moulding with silk mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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