Albrecht Dürer

1471–1528
Germany

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CHRIST TAKING LEAVE OF HIS MOTHER

Circa 1504 – 1505

Sheet 16 from the series “The Life of the Virgin”

With monogram

Woodcut

300×211 mm

Impression in the Museum collections

Between 1507 and 1511

Watermark:
a high crown

Provenance:

State Hermitage;
Rumyantsev Museum since 1862;
in the Museum since 1924

Inv. Г-2275

Comments:

a very rare impression, made before the publication of the whole series in 1511. It is dated by watermark (М. 204, I, a)

Other impressions in the Museum collections:

1) Inv. Г-2277, on paper with a watermark: a crown above a coat of arms with a lily (М. 122; c. 1600s). An impression without text, made c. 1600s;

2) Inv. Г-112060, on paper with a watermark: a small coat of arms of a city (possibly Prague) (М. 273, Br. 2322, 1542–1545). An impression made between 1570 and 1585. It is dated by watermark