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

Head of an Apostle Looking Downward

Brush drawing with white highlights on a dark ground, 316 x 229 mm
Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna

Study for the Heller Altar. This was a type that long interested Dürer and is still discernible in the head of St Paul in the Munich paintings of Apostles. All the forms contribute with unusual power to the unified expression.