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Albrecht Dürer, The Holy Family with Five Angels, c. 1503-1504

Artist: Albrecht Dürer (1471 - 1528)
Title:The Holy Family with Five Angels, c. 1503-1504
Reference:B. 99, M. 214
Medium:Woodcut
Image:8 1/2 in x 5 3/4 (21.6 cm x 14.6 cm)
Sheet:8 5/8 in x 5 7/8 in (21.9 cm x 14.9 cm)
Framed:approx. 19 in x 16 in (48.3 cm x 40.6 cm)
Edition:Meder (e) of (g) impression on a fine laid paper with a partial Eagle with Flower watermark (M 222, BR 262-263) dating this work to c. late 1500s.
Signature:This work is monogrammed by Albrecht Dürer (Nuremburg, 1471 - Nuremburg, 1528) in the woodblock: ’AD’ on the slate in the lower right of the image.
Condition:This work is generally in good condition. This vintage 16th century work has been trimmed to the borderline and has minor creases and stains due to age and wear characteristic to works of this age not affecting the overall image.
ID #W-5475

Historical Description

Surrounded by five angels, the Virgin Mary feeds Christ. In beautiful detail, each figure stands out from the rest with their own personality and offering while God watches from above. A touching scene, Dürer presents a tenderness in the forms that is rarely seen in his other woodcuts which makes this particular work a must have for collectors of the medium or master.

Created c. 1503-1504 this woodcut is monogrammed by Albrecht Dürer (Nuremburg, 1471 - Nuremburg, 1528) in the woodblock: ’AD’ on the slate in the lower right of the image. A meder (e) of (g) impression, this work is printed on a fine laid paper with a partial Eagle with Flower watermark (M 222, BR 262-263) dating this work to c. late 1500s.

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 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. 99.

2. Kurth, W. Dr. The Complete Woodcuts of Albrecht Dürer. New York: Dover Publications, Inc.,1963. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 200.

3. Meder, J. Dürer-Katalog. Wien: Verlag Gilhoffer & Ranschburg, 1932. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 214.

4. Pawlak, M. Albrecht Dürer: 1471 bis 1528, Das gesamte Graphische Werk, Druckgraphik, Band II. München, Verlag Rogner & Bernhard GMBH. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1713.

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. 214.

6. Schoch, R. Albrecht Dürer: Das druckgraphische Werk, Band II Holzschnitte und Holzschnittfolgen. München: Prestel Verlag, 2002. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 137.

7. Strauss, W. L. Albrecht Dürer, Woodcuts and Wood Blocks. New York: Abaris Books, 1980. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 81. Eagle with Flower watermark listed and illustrated as M.222, Br. 262-263 on page 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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