Etchings
by Albrecht DÜRER

During the 1510s Dürer was intensely occupied with a number of projects for the Emperor Maximilian I. These included the Triumphal Arch and illustrations for the Prayer Book and for other planned publications. This did not, however, prevent Dürer from experimenting concurrently with etchings on iron (1515/18). Again the result was apparent disappointment and abandonment, notwithstanding the effectiveness of some of the sheets. After only six experiments Dürer ceased to work in this medium.

Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
The Desperate Man
c. 1515
Etching, 186 x 135 mm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

617*841
Grayscale
161 Kb



Man of Sorrows, Seated
1515
Etching, first state of three, 112 x 66 mm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

306*500
True Color
46 Kb



Agony in the Garden
1515
Etching, 221 x 156 mm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

629*887
Grayscale
169 Kb



Sudarium Spread Out by an Angel
1516
Etching, 185 x 184 mm
Art Institute, Chicago

601*826
Grayscale
146 Kb



Abduction of Proserpine on a Unicorn
1516
Etching, 308 x 213 mm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

600*870
Grayscale
154 Kb



Landscape with Cannon
1518
Etching, 217 x 322 mm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

860*600
Grayscale
159 Kb




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