Return to Nuremberg; paintings (1507-1509)
by Albrecht DÜRER

The influence of Dürer's Italian trip can be seen in the two life-size panels of Adam and Eve, which he painted soon after his return in February 1507. Soon after Dürer's return to Nuremberg, Frederick the Wise commissioned yet another altarpiece, this one for the relic chamber of his church at Wittenberg. Completed in 1508, it is a gruesome depiction of The Martyrdom of the Ten Thousand.

Dürer was also working on an altarpiece for the Frankfurt cloth merchant Jacob Heller. While away in Venice his workshop had already begun painting the wings and Dürer himself did the central panel depicting the Coronation of the Virgin. The panel was destroyed in a fire at the Residenz in Munich in 1729. Only an early seventeenth-century copy of the central panel survives.

Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Adam and Eve
1507
Oil on panel, 209 x 81 cm (each panel)
Museo del Prado, Madrid

1127*1400
True Color
149 Kb



Adam
1507
Oil on pine panel, 209 x 81 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

722*1900
True Color
120 Kb



Adam (detail)
1507
Oil on panel, width of detail 50 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

822*1001
True Color
101 Kb



Eve
1507
Oil on pine panel, 209 x 81 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

721*1900
True Color
136 Kb



Eve (detail)
1507
Oil on panel, width of detail 50 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

829*1000
True Color
93 Kb



Portrait of a Young Man
1507
Oil on lindenwood, 35 x 29 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

809*996
True Color
84 Kb



Portrait of a Young Girl
1507
Oil on panel tranferred from parchment, 30 x 20 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

750*1132
True Color
128 Kb



The Martyrdom of the Ten Thousand
1508
Oil on canvas transferred from panel, 99 x 87 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

810*932
True Color
192 Kb



The Martyrdom of the Ten Thousand (detail)
1508
Oil on canvas transferred from panel
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

750*988
True Color
193 Kb



The Martyrdom of the Ten Thousand (detail)
1508
Oil on canvas transferred from panel
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

806*1063
True Color
179 Kb



The Martyrdom of the Ten Thousand (detail)
1508
Oil on canvas transferred from panel
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

767*1005
True Color
165 Kb



Heller Altar (copy)
1508-09
Tempera and oil on wood, 189 x 138 cm (central element)
Historisches Museum, Frankfurt

1056*780
True Color
154 Kb



Heller Altar (detail)
1508-09
Tempera and oil on wood, 189 x 138 cm (central element)
Historisches Museum, Frankfurt

806*1016
True Color
152 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