- Museum number
Object: Albertus Durerus
Series: Pictorum Aliquot Celebrium Praecipuae Germaniae Inferioris Effigies
Plate 26: Albrecht Dürer. Portrait of the painter, half-length in profile to right, holding a scroll and touching his chest with his left hand, wearing a fur-trimmed coat and small ruff. c.1610
- Production date
- 1610 (c.)
Height: 194 millimetres (trimmed)
Width: 123 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This is one from the series "Pictorum Aliquot Celebrium Praecipuae Germaniae Inferioris Effigies" of seventy-two etchings showing famous painters; engraved by Hendrik Hondius I, Simon Frisius, Robert de Baudous and Andries Stock. They were first published in 1610 by Hendrik Hondius; later published by Johannes Jansonnius (1612 and 1618). They were organised in three parts. Only the prints belonging to the first part were all etched by Hondius himself, and contained sixty-eight portraits, a title-page, an allegorical plate with putti, a poem in letterpress and an allegorical plate with Death. None of the surviving bound editions contain the same number of portraits or in the same order.
The prints belonging to part one on the portrait series (Hondius, Hollstein 83-104) are copies in reverse of Domenicus Lampsonius' Pictorum Aliquot Celebrium Germaniae Inferioris Effigies, published by Hieronymus Cock's widow in 1572 and engraved by Cock, Johannes Wierix and Cornelis Cort. In many cases, Hondius elaborated the backgrounds and sometimes the original texts were inacurately transcribed. For comment on this series see also 1925,1117.120.
This plate is from the second part ('Pars II') of the Hondius series; for another impression of this plate see 1845,0809.582.
Literature: New Hollstein (Hendrick Hondius), p.90; Nadine Orenstein, 'Hendrick Hondius and the Business of Prints in Seventeenth-Century Holland', Rotterdam, 1995.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Bequeathed by Joseph Nollekens, subject to a life interest to Francis Douce, 1834.
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