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The Trinity

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Four years after making a woodcut of "The Holy Trinity," Dürer redrew the central group of his composition, presumably for his own instruction and pleasure. In the drawing, the relationship between God the Father and the dead Christ is more tender than in the print.

Provenance

Otto Gutekunst, London; from whom purchased by the MFA, Boston (Accession date: October 8, 1936)

Credit Line

1931 Purchase Fund and Anna Mitchell Richards Fund

1515

Catalogue Raisonné

Winkler 583

Dimensions

Overall: 29.7 x 21.7cm (11 11/16 x 8 9/16in.) Framed: 56.2 x 47 x 3.3 cm (22 1/8 x 18 1/2 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

36.418

Medium or Technique

Pen and brown ink on paper

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