This last of Dürer's six etchings is the artist's most ambitious attempt to explore landscape as the dominant subject in a print. Dürer undoubtedly recognized that etching, with its free and rapid execution, was particularly well-suited to landscape.
Graphite on verso: B99I, 129, __E5.52 Graphite on mount: Harris 104, B99
Bottom right recto black ink stamp: Frederick August II (Lugt 971) Bottom left verso brown ink stamp: Tomas Harris
Friedrich August II (Lugt 971); Tomás Harris (England, 1908-1964); purchased through P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., Ltd., London by MFA April 10,1968
Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard