Final years; paintings (1522-1528)
by Albrecht DÜRER

Dürer painted little in his later years, although he completed several fine portraits. In 1526 he painted the Nuremberg councilors Hieronymous Holzschuher and Jacob Muffel. In the same year Dürer also painted the portrait of the merchant Johannes Kleberger. In 1526 Dürer painted the last version of his favourite subject, the Madonna. The Virgin with the Pear depicts a deeply reflective Madonna offering the fruit to her chubby child. Dürer's final oil paintings, dating from 1526, were the pair of panels of The Four Holy Men. These works were presented to the city council as a gift from the artist.

Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Madonna and Child with the Pear
1526
Oil on wood, 43 x 32 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

801*1098
True Color
117 Kb



Portrait of Jakob Muffel
1526
Oil on canvas, transferred from panel, 48 x 36 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

802*1081
True Color
156 Kb



Portrait of Hieronymus Holzschuher
1526
Oil on panel, 51 x 37 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

804*1114
True Color
174 Kb



Portrait of Johannes Kleberger
1526
Oil on lindenwood, 36,7 x 36,6 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

950*989
True Color
122 Kb



The Four Holy Men
1526
Oil on lindenwood, 215 x 76 cm (each panel)
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

850*1216
True Color
119 Kb



The Four Holy Men (John the Evangelist and Peter)
1526
Oil on panel, 215 x 76 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

560*1616
True Color
113 Kb



The Four Holy Men (Mark and Paul)
1526
Oil on panel, 215 x 76 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

560*1636
True Color
115 Kb



The Four Holy Men (detail)
1526
Oil on panel, width of detail 28 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

807*984
True Color
131 Kb



The Four Holy Men (detail)
1526
Oil on panel, width of detail 28 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

806*982
True Color
111 Kb



The Four Holy Men (detail)
1526
Oil on panel, width of detail 28 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

807*972
True Color
125 Kb



Way to Calvary
1527
Oil on panel, 32 x 47 cm
Accademia Carrara, Bergamo

1030*707
True Color
122 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