- Museum number
Head of a man in profile to left; with short, wavy hair. 1505
Pen and brown ink
- Production date
Height: 208 millimetres
Width: 148 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Summary of J.Rowlands 'Drawings by German Artists and Artists from German-speaking regions of Europe in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum: the Fifteenth Century, and the Sixteenth Century by Artists born before 1530', London, BM Press, 1993, no. 166:
'The rejection of this fine drawing by the Tietzes is one of their most extraordinary misjudgements. They were unable, it seems, to appreciate the superb skill displayed by Dürer in executing this drawing and the brilliant economy with which it is expressed. To tax the artist, as it were, with not employing the same degree of shading as in other portrait drawings in pen of the period, such as the two portrait drawings of women's heads in profile in the Musée Vivenel, Compiègne (Winkler, ‘Dürer’, ii, pls. 281, 282), presents a restrictive view of his work. There is a copy of SL,5218.31 in pen and black ink without the date, in Berlin (Kupferstichkabinett, KdZ. 4972; Anzelewsky and Mielke, p. 19, no. 134, repr.)'.
Lit. from Rowlands 1993: Hausmann, Naumann's Archiv, p. 36, no. 31; Hausmann, p. 107, no. 31; Ephrussi, pp. 86f.; Lippmann, part xxiii, p. 7, no. 236, repr.; Conway, p. 21, no. 342; Pauli, p. 14, no. 314; BM Guide, 1928, p. 22, no. 213; Tietze, i, p. 122, no. A 108, repr.; Flechsig, Dürer, ii, p. 325; Winkler, Dürer, ii, p. 17, no. 288, repr.; Panofsky, ii, p. 116, no. 1147; R.M. Arb, Burlington, cv, 1963, pp. 118-21; Rowlands, Dürer, p. 21, no. 119; BM Portrait Drawings, p. 11, no. 23; Strauss, ii, p. 882, no. 1505/23, repr.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1928 BM London, Guide Woodcuts, Drawings of A. Dürer, no. 213
1971, BM, Dürer, no.119
1974 July-Dec, BM, Portrait Drawings, no.31
1995 Jul-Sep, London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Drawing the Line, no.64
2006 Feb-June, Beijing,. Capital Museum, 'BM Treausres...'
2007 Feb-June, Taipei, National Palace Museum, 'BM Treasures...'
2007 Sep-Dec, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 'BM Treasures...'
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- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: C,07.31