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.
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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|
De Collectie Twee - wissel VI, Prenten & Tekeningen (2010)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
|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