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Portrait of Desiderius Erasmus

Portrait of Desiderius Erasmus

Hieronymus Hopfer (in circa 1530 - 1540)

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Monarchs aside, Erasmus was one of the best portrayed figures of his time. His portrait was drawn, painted and turned into prints by such great artists as Hans Holbein the Younger, Albrecht Dürer, Hans Baldung Grien and Quinten Massys. Hieronymus Hopfer based his portrait on a medal by Massys (1519).

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Title Portrait of Desiderius Erasmus
Material and technique Etching
Object type
Print > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 209 mm
Width 155 mm
Artists Graficus: Hieronymus Hopfer
Accession number BdH 2155 (PK)
Credits Uit de nalatenschap van / from the estate of: Dr. J.C.J. Bierens de Haan 1951
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 1951
Age artist Between 10 and 20 years old
Collector Collector / J.C.J. Bierens de Haan
Material
Object
Technique
Etching > Manual > Intaglio printing techniques > Printing technique > Technique > Material and technique
Geographical origin Germany > Western Europe > Europe

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Hieronymus Hopfer

werkzaam Augsburg en Neurenberg 1528 - 1550

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