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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    The small spruce; with town background left Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1500-1538
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 158 millimetres (Vertical tear)
    • Width: 104 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed with monogram on tablet hanging in tree.
  • Curator's comments

    A black and white facsimile of a related print 'The Large Spruce' (New Hollstein e.85) was issued by the British Museum in 'Reproductions of Prints in the British Museum', Third Series Part I (Specimens of Etching by German Masters 1475-1575, published by the Trustees, 1907, no X: described as 'Albrecht Altdorfer. Landscape'). An impression of 'The Large Spruce' is in the collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, .


  • Bibliography

    • New Hollstein (German) e.84 (Altdorfer) bibliographic details
    • Bartsch VIII.64.66 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (German XVIc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


The small spruce; with town background left  Etching

The small spruce; with town background left Etching

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