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1901 Print Death Dido Queen Carthage Sword Pyre Fire Mythology Albrect XABA6

1901 Print Death Dido Queen Carthage Sword Pyre Fire Mythology Albrect XABA6

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This is an original 1901 black and white relief line-block print of The Death of Dido. Dido was Queen of Carthage and fell in love with Aeneas but when it didn't work out she took her own life with his sword on a funeral pyre.

CONDITION

This 110+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Relief Line-block Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 2.5 x 3.5 inches; 6 x 9 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 Altdorfer, Albrect. Artist mark in print - bottom right of image.

Altdorfer, Albrect

Albrect Altdorfer (1480-Feb. 12, 1538) was a German painter, engraver and architect during the Renaissance period. He was very involved in the Danube School, where he discovered his passion for setting biblical and historical subjects and stories in front of expressive landscapes. He became interested in art, primarily small engravings and miniature art, through his father, leading him to join the Nuremberg Little Masters club. At age 31 he traveled to the Alps where he was so inspired by the scenery that he became the first landscape painter around, thus making him the leader of the Danube School, a school for landscape painters in Germany. After painting numerous works, he returned to his hometown of Regensburg and joined the city council before passing away in 1538.

Keywords specific to this image: Historic, Drapery, Clothing, Fantasy

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