Second Italian journey; paintings (1505-1506)
by Albrecht DÜRER

A decade after his first visit to Venice, Dürer decided to return. In the autumn of 1505 he set off across the Alps. While in Venice, Dürer painted the portrait of Burkard von Speyer, as well as portraits of two women, one a gentle girl and the other a slightly older woman. Dürer also did a radiantly coloured picture known as The Madonna with the Siskin, named after the bird which is perched on the Christ child's shoulder.

By far the most important of Dürer's Venetian works, and the one which earned him his reputation for handling colour, is the altarpiece commissioned by the German merchants for the Church of San Bartolomeo. Known as The Altarpiece of the Rose Garlands, it depicts the Virgin distributing garlands to worshippers, led by the Pope and the Emperor.

After visits to Bologna and Florence Dürer may well have gone to Rome, where it is thought that he painted the panel of Christ among the Doctors. He must then have returned home via Venice.

Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Portrait of a Young Venetian Woman
1505
Oil on elm panel, 32,5 x 24,5 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

802*1076
True Color
132 Kb



Salvator Mundi
c. 1505
Oil on linden panel, 57 x 46 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1000*1246
True Color
220 Kb



Portrait of Burkard von Speyer
1506
Oil and tempera on panel, 32 x 26 cm
Royal Collection, Windsor

832*1073
True Color
80 Kb



Feast of the Rose Garlands
1506
Oil on poplar panel, 162 x 194,5 cm
Národní Galerie, Prague

1002*838
True Color
153 Kb



Feast of the Rose Garlands (detail)
1506
Oil on poplar panel
Národní Galerie, Prague

876*879
True Color
162 Kb



Feast of the Rose Garlands (detail)
1506
Oil on poplar panel
Národní Galerie, Prague

750*1109
True Color
168 Kb



Feast of the Rose Garlands (detail)
1506
Oil on poplar panel
Národní Galerie, Prague

998*708
True Color
150 Kb



Portrait of a Venetian Woman
1506-07
Oil on poplar panel, 28,5 x 21,5 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

810*1009
True Color
148 Kb



Portrait of a Young Man
1506
Oil on panel, 50 x 40 cm
Palazzo Rosso, Genoa

750*1119
True Color
120 Kb



Madonna with the Siskin
1506
Oil on poplar panel, 91 x 76 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

850*1033
True Color
179 Kb



Madonna with the Siskin (detail)
1506
Poplar panel, 91 x 76 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

770*1067
True Color
171 Kb



Madonna with the Siskin (detail)
1506
Oil on poplar panel
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

803*1085
True Color
176 Kb



Madonna with the Siskin (detail)
1506
Oil on poplar panel
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

801*1090
True Color
179 Kb



Madonna with the Siskin (details)
1506
Poplar panel, width of each detail: 17 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

843*1012
True Color
189 Kb



Christ Among the Doctors
1506
Oil on panel, 65 x 80 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

1033*834
True Color
148 Kb



Christ Among the Doctors (detail)
1506
Oil on panel
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

750*916
True Color
127 Kb



Christ Among the Doctors (detail)
1506
Oil on panel
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

750*915
True Color
119 Kb



Christ Among the Doctors (detail)
1506
Oil on panel
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

804*969
True Color
147 Kb




Summary of paintings by Albrecht Dürer
until 1496 | 1497-99 | 1500-03 | 1504 | 1505-06
1507-09 | 1511 | 1512-17 | 1518-21 | 1522-28
graphic works