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The Landscape with the Cannon

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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.

Inscription

Graphite on verso: B99I, 129, __E5.52 Graphite on mount: Harris 104, B99

Marks

Bottom right recto black ink stamp: Frederick August II (Lugt 971) Bottom left verso brown ink stamp: Tomas Harris

Provenance

Friedrich August II (Lugt 971); Tomás Harris (England, 1908-1964); purchased through P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., Ltd., London by MFA April 10,1968

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard

1518

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (intaglio) 099; Meder 96, before rust marks, a

Dimensions

Platemark: 21.7 x 32.2 cm (8 9/16 x 12 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

68.209

Medium or Technique

Etching on iron

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