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.
Thank you. Your question has been submitted.
Unfortunately something has gone wrong while sending your question. Please try again.
|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|
|Creation date||in circa 1510 -1520|
|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