THE DEATH OF THE VIRGIN

Albrecht Dürer
THE DEATH OF THE VIRGIN
Woodcut
1510

An original Albrecht Dürer Woodcut print.

1510

Original woodcut printed in black ink on laid paper bearing the “Hand with Flower” watermark (Meder 16).

Signed in the block with the artist’s monogram lower right, dated in the block lower left.

A rich, dark late 16th century Meder “b” (of g) impression, printed after the Latin Edition of 1511, circa 1600, with no letterpress text on the verso. One of 20 woodcuts (frontispiece and 19 plates) issued in the album The Life of the Virgin.

Catalog: Bartsch 93; Kurth 220; Meder 205.b; Panofsky 313; Strauss 146; Schoch/Mende/Scherbaum 183.

11 9/16 x 8 1/4 inches

Sheet Size: 13 9/16 x 9 7/8 inches

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