THE LAMENTATION OVER CHRIST

Albrecht Dürer
THE LAMENTATION OVER CHRIST
engraving
1507

An original Albrecht Dürer engraving.

1507

Original engraving printed in black ink on laid paper. 

Signed with the artist’s monogram and dated in the plate on a stone lower left. 

A superb, brilliantly black 16th century/lifetime Meder “a” (of c) impression, showing exceptionally strong contrasts throughout and no scratches in the sky.  One of fifteen plates comprising the Engraved Passion

Catalog: Bartsch 14; Dodgson 45; Panofsky 121; Meder 14.a; Strauss 47; Schoch/Mende/Scherbaum 56.

Also called “Descent from the Cross,” this is the first of Dürer’s engravings after his return from Italy.  The “Lamentation Over Christ” is is the earliest of the plates of the Engraved Passion. 

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