1894 Heliogravure Nativity Baby Jesus Birth Mary Joseph Village Albrecht XAMA6

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This is an original 1894 black and white heliogravure of "The Nativity," by Albrecht DŸrer.

CONDITION

This 118+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. Minor print defect - top right corner. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is a plate impression bordering the image in this print.

  • Product Type: Original Heliogravure; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6.25 x 9 inches; 16 x 23 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)

This piece was illustrated by Durer, Albert (Albrecht). Artist mark in print - top right 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: Religious Art, Christian Art, Biblical Art, New Testament Art

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