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Melencolia I / AD [monogram]

Melencolia I / AD [monogram]

 
 
description

Summary

Print shows a winged woman representing melancholy in the sense of an artist's spiritual self-portrait. She is surrounded by many symbolic figures and objects, including a bat carrying the inscription "Melencolia I" below a rainbow; a large stone, ladder, hourglass, bell, and magic square; carpenter's tools and a sleeping dog; and a small putto with a notbook and ink well. (Source: Bartsch and Panofsky.)
Title from item.
Signed with monogram and dated on block.
No. 75 a is Gardiner Greene Hubbard Collection, ex Caspare(?) collection.
No. 75 b is Bradley Collection.
Bartsch, 74.
Meder, 75.
Hollstein, 75.
Panofsky, 181.

date_range

Date

01/01/1514
person

Contributors

Dürer, Albrecht, 1471-1528, artist
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Source

Library of Congress
copyright

Copyright info

No known restrictions on publication.