DÜRER, Albrecht
(b. 1471, Nürnberg, d. 1528, Nürnberg)

Heller Altar (detail)

Tempera and oil on wood, 189 x 138 cm (central element)
Historisches Museum, Frankfurt

In the center-ground of the landscape, Dürer stands as usual with the explicative tablet and his gaze fixed straight ahead. Inscription on the table before the self-portrait: ALBERTVS DVRER ALEMANVS FACIEBAT POST VIRGINIS PARTVM 1509. The background presses into the far distance, toward a lake enclosed by hills, peppered with buildings.