In view of the composition and the ornamental frame, this drawing, which is sometimes attributed to Hans Süss von Kulmbach (circa 1480-1522), is probably a design for a stained-glass window. Death, portrayed as a half-decayed skeleton, offers an hourglass to a lady in a churchyard. An hourglass is a symbol of transience. She is prepared for death and draws strength from her Christian faith, symbolized by the rosary in her clasped hands., Judging from the composition and the decorative border, this drawing, which has also been attributed to Hans Süss von Kulmbach (ca. 1480-1522), was probably a design for a small stained-glass window. In a churchyard, death offers a young lady an hourglass, a symbol of mortality. She is prepared for her end, and puts her faith in Christianity, as symbolised by the rosary in her hands.
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|Title||Death approaches a young woman|
|Material and technique||Pen and black ink|
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Width 145 mm
Height 163 mm
|Accession number||MB 249 (PK)|
|Credits||Uit de nalatenschap van / from the estate of: F.J.O. Boijmans 1847|
|Department||Drawings & Prints|
|Age artist||Between 34 and 44 years old|
|Collector||Collector / F.J.O. Boijmans|
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|Geographical origin||Germany > Western Europe > Europe|
All about the artist
Neurenberg 1471 - Neurenberg 1528
Albrecht Dürer received his first lessons from his father, who was a goldsmith. He subsequently became a pupil of the painter Michael Wohlgemut. Dürer...Bekijk het volledige profiel