The Great Horse
6 9/16 x 4 3/4 in. (16.7 x 12.1 cm)
(Nuremberg, Germany, 1471 - 1528, Nuremberg, Germany)
Medium and Support:
Engraving on laid paper
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. James H. Lockhart, Jr.
Location: Not currently on view
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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Article Scope: Entry and reproduction.
Candace J. Adelson, ed.
For the Enjoyment of Art: Gifts of Dr. and Mrs. James Lockhart, Jr..
Rochester, New York: University of Rochester Press, 1995.
Memorial Art Gallery.
Rochester, New York: Memorial Art Gallery, 1935-1995.
Article Title: A Discriminating Eye: Lockhart Gifts Span Six Decades of Collecting.
Article Scope: Article and reproduction.
Rochester, NY: Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester
Issue Date: November-December 1995.
Page Number: 4
Memorial Art Gallery.
Rochester, NY: Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, 2000--.
Nancy E. Green.
For the Enjoyment of Art: The Collection of Dr. and Mrs. James H. Lockhart, Jr. at the Memorial Art Gallery.
Ithaca, NY: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, 1996.
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