by Albrecht DÜRER

Dürer treasured his own sketches and cared to sign many of them with his famous monogram and date even though they were not intended for sale, but generally as gifts for close friends. Approximately one thousand of his sketches have survived.

Dürer developed new types of portraits using printed graphics. The printed graphics were normally immediately preceded by charcoal or silver point drawings. Similarly, many preliminary drawings were made for his paintings.

Summary of graphic works by Albrecht Dürer
drawings | woodcuts | engravings
etchings | drypoints | watercolours |