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Dürer, Albrecht
Portrait of Willibald Pirckheimer
Original engraving, 1524. Very clear, strong contrast, but slightly later impression, wide-margined. With the "small coat of arms of Augsburg with 'A' and 'M'" watermark (around ca. 1560-1600; Meder 179; Briquet 2119). The inscription in the box below the portrait with no date and monogram. Plate size: 114 × 183 mm; sheet size: 182 × 250 mm. Numbered by old hand in ink at upper right corner. A hole restored at the right margin near the plate with no effect on the print. Very light, sporadic foxing on recto, more to verso. A small red blot to the left edge of the sheet. A trace of folding at right edge. In passe-partout. Overall in fine condition.. Original engraving, 1524. Very clear, strong contrast, but slightly later impression, wide-margined. With the "small coat of arms of Augsburg with 'A' and 'M'" watermark (around ca. 1560-1600; Meder 179; Briquet 2119). The inscription in the box below the portrait with no date and monogram. Plate size: 114 × 183 mm; sheet size: 182 × 250 mm. Albrecht Dürer's famous, 1524 portrait of his closest friend, the humanist scholar and art collector Willibald Pirckheimer. Head and shoulder three-quarter view portrait of Willibald Pirkheimer (1470-1530), facing left, wearing a fur-lined coat, underneath a tablet with Latin inscription "BILIBALDI PIRKEYMHERI EFFIGIES AETATIS SVAE ANNO L III VIVITVR INGENIO CAETERA MORTIS ERVNT" (Portrait of Willibald Pirckheimer at the age of 53. We live by the spirit; the rest belongs to death). The portrait, as well as the original plate, was given by Dürer to Pirckheimer thus he gave up control … [Click Below for Full Description]
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