Dürer’s work following his first trip to Italy is characterised by a hybrid of late Gothic and Venetian stylistic elements. Late Gothic is the framing of the scene with gnarled branches and elements heightened with gold. The composition as a whole shows clear similarities with the paintings of the Venetian Renaissance master Giovanni Bellini of the period 1480 to 1490. Because Dürer used relatively expensive parchment for this minutely detailed drawing, it was probably intended as a precious work for private devotion.
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|Title||The Holy Family|
|Material and technique||Gouache, heightened with gold, on parchment, on panel|
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height 170 mm
Width 116 mm
|Accession number||D I 182 (PK)|
|Credits||Bruikleen / Loan: Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed 1987 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)|
|Department||Drawings & Prints|
|Age artist||Between 19 and 29 years old|
|Collector||Collector / Franz Koenigs|
De Collectie Twee - wissel III, Prenten & Tekeningen (2009)
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Rondom Fra Bartolommeo (2016)
Dürer e il Rinascimento Tedesco (2018)
Highlight > Painting technique > Technique > Material and technique
Gouache > Drawing technique > Technique > Material and technique
|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