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Erasmus of Rotterdam

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Dürer engraved this formal portrait of the great humanist writer and scholar Erasmus after having met him in the Netherlands in 1520-21.

Marks

watermark: crowned shield with L, two lilies,and pendant b)

Provenance

Nathaniel Smith; (Lugt 2296, 2298); Lord Northwick (Lugt suppl. 2709a); C. G. Boerner, Dusseldorf; from whom purchased Dec. 13, 1972

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard

1526

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (intaglio) 107; Meder 105a

Dimensions

Platemark: 24.9 x 19.3 cm (9 13/16 x 7 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1972.983

Medium or Technique

Engraving

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