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Albrecht Dürer, The Holy Family with the Three Hares, c. 1496

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Artist: Albrecht Dürer (1471 - 1528)
Title: The Holy Family with the Three Hares, c. 1496
Reference: B.102; M. 212
Medium: Woodcut
Image Size: 15 1/4 in x 11 in (38.7 cm x 27.9 cm)
Sheet Size: 16 1/8 in x 11 3/4 in (41 in x 29.8 cm)
Framed Size: approx. 33 in x 28 1/2 in (83.8 cm x 72.4 cm)
Edition: A Meder i of (i) impression.
Signature: This work is monogrammed by Albrecht Dürer (Nuremburg, 1471- Nuremburg, 1528) in the woodblock 'AD' in the lower center.
Condition: This work is generally in good condition. This vintage 18th century work has stains due to age and wear characteristic to works of this age not affecting the overall image. This work has had minor expert conservation not affecting the image and is trimmed to the borderline.
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ID # W-5484

A beautifully telling scene full of emotion and wonder, Dürer’s artistic mastery in the woodcut medium is on full display in this stunning work. Mary rests with Christ on her knees as he leafs through a book. Surrounding them is a beautiful garden of flowers and herbs with three rabbits at play in the foreground. Meanwhile Joseph stands at a respectful distance, gazing in wonder at the child, but Jesus has no eyes for the natural beauty and abundance that surrounds him as he looks into the book as if reading his own destiny.

Created c. 1496, this work is monogrammed by Albrecht Dürer (Nuremburg, 1471- Nuremburg, 1528) in the woodblock 'AD' in the lower center and is a Meder (i) of (i) impression.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Albrecht Dürer The Holy Family with the Three Hares, c. 1496 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. 102.

2. Kurth, W. Dr. The Complete Woodcuts of Albrecht Dürer. New York: Dover Publications, Inc.,1963. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 104.
3. Meder, J. Dürer-Katalog. Wien: Verlag Gilhoffer & Ranschburg, 1932. Listed as catalogue raisonné no. 207. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 212.

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 1710.

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. 212.

6. Schoch, R. Albrecht Dürer: Das druckgraphische Werk, Band II Holzschnitte und Holzschnittfolgen. München: Prestel Verlag, 2002. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 108.

7. Strauss, W. L. Albrecht Dürer, Woodcuts and Wood Blocks. New York: Abaris Books, 1980. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 36.

8. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

ABOUT THE FRAMING:
Albrecht Dürer The Holy Family with the Three Hares, c. 1496 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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