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Albrecht Dürer and his Legacy

 

Edited by Giulia Bartrum, Curator of German prints and drawings at the British Museum

British Museum Occasional Paper number 130
ISBN 0 86159 130 5
© The Trustees of the British Museum 2004

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To accompany the first exhibition to be devoted to Albrecht Dürer in this country for thirty years, Albrecht Dürer and his Legacy (British Museum, 5 December 2002 –  March 2003), a conference was held on 21 March 2003 to examine themes and issues raised by the astonishing achievements and influence of this extraordinary artist.

 Dürer and Italy Revisited: the German Connection 
Dr Mark Evans
© The Trustees of the British Museum 2004

 Dürer's Nuremberg Legacy: The case of the National Gallery portrait of Durer's father 
Dr Susan Foister
© The Trustees of the British Museum 2006

 Dürer and Sculpture 
Norbert Jopek
© The Trustees of the British Museum 2004

 Dürer's Model: Reflections on Dürer and his Legacy 
Joseph Leo Koerner
© The Trustees of the British Museum 2005

 Albrecht Dürer or Hans Shäufelein: The 'Benedict Master' reconsidered 
Dr Fritz Koreny
© The Trustees of the British Museum 2006

 Humanist Transmissions: Dürer, Erasmus and the Print Collection of Ferdinand Columbus 
Dr Mark McDonald
© The Trustees of the British Museum 2003

 German Draughtsmanship in the Age of Dürer and Goethe: Parallels and Resonance 
Hinrich Sieveking
© The Trustees of the British Museum 2004

 The Use of Dürer Prints as Sources for Italian Renaissance Maiolica 
Dr Dora Thornton
© The Trustees of the British Museum 2004

Dürer's rhino

Albrecht Dürer's Rhinoceros, a drawing and woodcut. Germany, AD 1515

Contributors

  • Giulia Bartrum, Curator of German prints and drawings at the British Museum
  • Dr Mark Evans, Senior Curator, Word and Image Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  • Dr Susan Foister, Curator of Early Netherlandish, German and British Paintings, and Director of Collections at the National Gallery, London
  • Norbert Jopek, Curator of German Renaissance collections, Sculpture Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  • Joseph Leo Koerner, Professor of History of Art at the Courthauld Institute of Art, London
  • Professor Fritz Koreny, Senior researcher, Corpus of Netherlandish and German drawings 1350 - 1500, Institut für Kunstgeschichte der Universität Wien (Vienna)
  • Dr Mark McDonald, Curator of Old Master Prints 1450-1650 at the British Museum, London
  • Hinrich Sieveking, Curator of the Winterstein Collection, Munich
  • Dr Dora Thornton, Curator of Renaissance Collections to 1660 at the British Museum, London