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Albrecht Durer
ALBRECHT DURER: LA PICCOLA PASSIONE XILOGRAFICA - NORIMBERGA 1511 (THE SMALL PASSION) Fine Facsimile Edition of 16th Century Graphic Work
Il Bulino. New. Hardcover. <p>The Small Passion is one of the most famous works of Albrecht Dürer. Made between 1509 and 1511, when it was published in a book by the same artist, publisher himself of his great graphic works. </p><p>The work consists of 36 woodcut plates, plus the title page, "vir dolorum", and a further table, already repudiated by Dürer, but included for documentation, the average size of the woodcuts is 128 x 96 mm, printed on sheets of 21 x 15 cm. </p><p>The original volume was completed with the comment to the tables of Philip Chelidonio.  A few years after, the entire suite was sold by Dürer to the engraver Marcantonio Raimondi in Bologna, with whom Dürer then came into conflict, accusing him of plagiarism.  In fact, Raimondi used the tables  to do the same work in etching, as well as copied other works - particularly the leaves of the "Life of the Virgin" - to sell them on the Italian and European market. </p><p>Such was the popularity of Dürer's work in the first decades of the sixteenth century, that many artists were inspired fortheir works: Romanino by Pontormo, but also many German and Flemish illuminators, as Nicolaus Glockendon and Simon Bening. </p><p>The original drawings reappeared in Venice, and after an edition in the mid-sixteenth century, in 1600 the work on the initiative of the cartographer and engraver Donato Rasciotti, was reprinted by the publisher Venetian Daniele Bisuccio with a dedication to the Archduke of Austria, with a new title and with the new commentary in Italian by Maurizio Moro. </p><p>The facsimile edition of the w … [Click Below for Full Description]
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