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Satyr Family; woodland setting with a satyr playing a reed instrument on left and nude nymph and her infant sitting on r. 1505
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Height: 115 millimetres
Width: 70 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Entry from 'Albrecht Dürer and his Legacy', exh cat BM, 2002-3, no.198:
'This composition is related to two engravings by the Venetian printmaker, Jacopo de’ Barbari who Dürer probably met in 1500 (see p. 135), the 'Satyr Family' (Bartsch VII. 522.13) and the 'Three Captives' (Bartsch VII. 524.17). It is unclear whether they were made before or after Dürer’s 'Satyr Family', but it is possible that there was a period of reciprocal influence between the two artists between 1500 and 1505. The two prints of the 'Satyr Family' by Dürer and de’ Barbari are the forerunners of a long row of engravings of the subject by Italian artists, for whom it was an especially popular theme. There are six recorded engraved copies of Dürer’s print, including those by Giovanni Antonio da Brescia and Hieronymus Wierix.'
Additional information: The design was copied in reverse in an Italian maiolica dish of c. 1520-30 in the British Museum, (Prehistory and Europe, reg.no. 1855,1201.66; see D.Thornton and T.Wilson, 'Italian Renaissance Ceramics: A catalogue of the British Museum collection, vol.I, London, 2009, pp.195-7, under no. 124).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1971 BM, Dürer, no.112
2004 Feb-May, Barcelona, CCCB, 'The European Savage'
2004 June-Aug, Valencia, Fundacion Bancaja, 'The European Savage'
2016 19 Mar-31 Jul Venice, Gallerie dell'Academia, "Manutius, the Arts and Publishing. The Venetian Renaissance"
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