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1901 Print Martyrdom Quirinus Decapitate Religion Christianity Albrect XABA6

1901 Print Martyrdom Quirinus Decapitate Religion Christianity Albrect XABA6

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This is an original 1901 duotone halftone print of The Martyrdom of Quirinus. Quirinus switched to Christianity and was baptized after witnessing miracles from Alexander, Eventius and Theodolus. He was then martyred by decapitation and buried in the catacomb of Praetextatus on the Via Appia.


This 110+ year old Item is rated Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. Minor print defect - top left corner. Light surface rub - top center. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Duotone
  • Grade: Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6 x 7 inches; 15 x 18 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. There is no visible artist signature.

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, Biblical, Landscape

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