FINE ART INVESTMENTS SINCE 1978
Albrecht Dürer (German: 21 May 1471 – 6 April 1528), sometimes spelt in English as Durer or Duerer, without umlaut, was a
German painter, printmaker, and theorist of the German Renaissance. Born in Nuremberg, Dürer established his reputation and
influence across Europe when he was in his twenties due to his high-quality woodcut prints. He was in communication with the
major Italian artists of his time, including Raphael, Giovanni Bellini and Leonardo da Vinci, and from 1512 he was patronized by
Emperor Maximilian I. Dürer is commemorated by both the Lutheran and Episcopal Churches.
Dürer's vast body of work includes engravings, his preferred technique in his later prints, altarpieces, portraits and self-portraits,
watercolours and books. The woodcuts, such as the Apocalypse series (1498), are more Gothic than the rest of his work. His
well-known engravings include the Knight, Death and the Devil (1513), Saint Jerome in his Study (1514) and Melencolia I (1514),
which has been the subject of extensive analysis and interpretation. His watercolours also mark him as one of the first European
landscape artists, while his ambitious woodcuts revolutionized the potential of that medium.
Dürer's introduction of classical motifs into Northern art, through his knowledge of Italian artists and German humanists, has
secured his reputation as one of the most important figures of the Northern Renaissance. This is reinforced by his theoretical
treatises, which involve principles of mathematics, perspective, and ideal proportions.
Title: "St. Christophorus, Nach Rechts Schauend
(Saint Christopher Facing Right)"
Year: 1521 (First edition, lifetime impression)
Medium: Original Engraving
Limited edition: Unknown
Sheet size: 4.63" x 3"
Reference: Meder 52 a/b; Bartsch 52