Art New York, May 3-6, 2018

Albrecht Dürer, The Death of the Virgin (The Life of the Virgin), 1510

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Artist: Albrecht Dürer (1471 - 1528)
Title: The Death of the Virgin (The Life of the Virgin), 1510
Reference: B. 93; M. 205
Medium: Woodcut
Image Size: 11 1/2 in x 8 1/8 in (29.2 cm x 20.6 cm)
Sheet Size: 11 11/16 in x 8 5/16 in (29.7 cm x 21.1 cm)
Framed Size: 28 7/8 in x 25 3/8 in (73.3 cm x 64.5 cm)
Edition: A Meder (a) of (e) impression, after the Latin edition of 1511, dating this work to c. 1577.
Signature: This work is monogrammed and dated by Albrecht Dürer (Nuremburg, 1471 - Nuremburg, 1528) in the woodblock ‘AD’ on the right bed leg in the center of the image and ‘1510’ on the left bed leg.
Condition: This work is generally in good condition. This vintage 16th century impression mounted on board has minor stains, toning, and creases due to age and wear characteristic to works of this age not affecting the overall image.
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ID # W-5471

This touching work by Dürer has beautiful emotional depth, bringing a true visual understanding of faith, sorrow and solitude to life. The attention to detail in Albrecht Dürer The Death of the Virgin (The Life of the Virgin), 1510 is astounding as evidenced in the intricate engraving and fine twill-work on the Virgin's bed thus depicting Dürer's care and reverence in his portrayal of this bed of serenity, comfort and peace. The Men surrounding her in their state of mourning are each very distinct and purposefully set into this admirable scene of love and devotion.

Created in 1510, this woodcut monogrammed and dated by Albrecht Dürer (Nuremburg, 1471 - Nuremburg, 1528) in the woodblock ‘AD’ on the right bed leg in the center of the image and ‘1510’ on the left bed leg, is Meder (a) of (e) impression, after the Latin edition of 1511, dating this work to c. 1577.

Provenance:
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Albrecht Dürer The Death of the Virgin (The Life of the Virgin), 1510 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. 93.

2. Kurth, W. Dr. The Complete Woodcuts of Albrecht Dürer. New York: Dover Publications, Inc.,1963. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 220.

3. Meder, J. Dürer-Katalog. Wien: Verlag Gilhoffer & Ranschburg, 1932. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 205.

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. 1584.

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. 205.

6. Schoch, R. Albrecht Dürer: Das druckgraphische Werk, Band II Holzschnitte und Holzschnittfolgen. München: Prestel Verlag, 2002. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 183.

7. Strauss, W. L. Albrecht Dürer, Woodcuts and Wood Blocks. New York: Abaris Books, 1980. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 146.

8. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

ABOUT THE FRAMING:
Albrecht Dürer The Death of the Virgin (The Life of the Virgin), 1510 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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