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

Man of Sorrows with Hands Bound

Drypoint, 117 x 75 mm
Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna

The measurements are similar to those of the Engraved Passion, but the suggestion that this drypoint may have been intended as its frontispiece is not convincing. It is considered to be Dürer's earliest drypoint, simple in composition, small in size and timid in treatment. Even in good impressions it is a little pale. This is the only one of Dürer's three drypoints with both a date and a monogram. The monogram of St Jerome by the Pollard Willow was added only in the second state.