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The Great Horse

6 9/16 x 4 3/4 in. (16.7 x 12.1 cm)

Albrecht Dürer
German (Nuremberg, Germany, 1471 - 1528, Nuremberg, Germany)

Object Type: Print
Medium and Support: Engraving on laid paper
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. James H. Lockhart, Jr.
Accession Number: 1975.35
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Location: Not currently on view
Collection: Lockhart Collection

With his extensive knowledge of science, anatomy, and the natural world, Albrecht Dürer epitomized the ideals of the Renaissance. He was the greatest artistic genius of his time and essentially changed the conception of printmaking in Germany. Dürer learned the techniques for engraving from his family of goldsmiths, but was later apprenticed to Michael Wolgemut, a well-known Nuremberg painter and maker of woodcuts. He was uniquely placed to learn and work in engraving, woodcut, and painting, although without his brilliance, these opportunities would have been unfulfilled.

[Label text from It Came From the Vault exhibition, 2013]

References: Adam von Bartsch, "Le peintre-graveur," Paris, 1801-21: 97; F. W. Hollstein, "German Engravings, Etchings and Woodcuts ca. 1400-1700," Amsterdam, 1954--: 93; Joseph Meder, "Dürer-Katalog: Ein Handbuch über Albrecht Dürers Stiche, Radierungen, Holzschnitte, Deren Zustande, Ausgaben und Wasserzeichen," Vienna, 1932, reprinted in New York, 1971: 94a; Adam von Bartsch, "The Illustrated Bartsch," edited by Walter R. Strauss, New York, 1978: (commentary): 1001.097a

Richard Gutekunst, Bern (dealer); Dr. and Mrs. James H. Lockhart, Jr., Geneseo, New York; their gift to the Gallery in 1975

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