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1886 Wood Engraving Albrecht Durer Art Nuremberg Town Band Musical XMG6

1886 Wood Engraving Albrecht Durer Art Nuremberg Town Band Musical XMG6

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"Nuremberg Town Band"

This is an original 1886 black and white wood engraving of a Northern Renaissance painting by Albrecht Dürer that depicted musicians playing their trumpets, trombones, drums, flutes, and clarinets in the town band of Nuremberg, Germany, Europe.

CONDITION

This 127+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. Light creasing.

  • Product Type: Original Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6.5 x 5.5 inches; 17 x 14 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to present a collection of lithographs and wood engravings from 1886 of paintings by Albrecht Durer, artwork depicting musical instruments from Michael Praetorius's Syntagma Musicum, and portraits of famous composers such as Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and many others. To continue browsing this interesting collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!

This piece was illustrated by Durer, Albert (Albrecht). Artist name printed on page - bottom center of image.

Dürer, Albrecht

Albrecht Dürer (1471 - 1528) was born in Nuremberg to Albrecht Dürer the Elder, a successful German goldsmith; today he is known as one of the most illustrious painter-printmakers of the Northern Renaissance.

A prolific and well documented artist, by his mid-twenties Dürer had become famous both within and outside of Nuremburg. He was a consummate student and traveled extensively throughout Europe, working with Northern and Southern Renaissance masters including Andrea Mantegna and Giovanni Bellini. As a result, his work is generally considered the bridge between the Gothic and Renaissance movements. Dürer was a prolific artist over the course of his life, working in almost every conceivable medium except red chalk. He was a master of woodcuts, engraving, etching, and drypoint, as well as a painter in oils, a prolific draftsman and inventor of modern watercolors. He was also a mathematician, theorist and writer perpetually in search of classical beauty, the pursuit of which can be seen throughout his development and artistic themes.

Dürer died in his hometown of Nuremberg in 1528 at the age of 56. His Nuremberg home, the site of his workshop and studio, remains a prominent landmark and serves as a museum. DürerÕs contributions to both art and culture cannot be overemphasized.

Keywords specific to this image: Music, Portrait

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