Auction 44 EDITIONS
11.03.2020

Lot 3

DÜRER Albrecht (1471-1528), Wierix Johannes (1549-1620)all works of the author

"Melancholia I", 1514

Signature bottom right
An exact copy of Johannes Vierix's engraving by Albrecht Durer, 1607
Paper of the beginning of the XVII century, engraving
23.6 x 18.5 cm
A. Durer's monogram and date "on metal plate" from bottom right
Signature and date of J. Virix "on metal plate" from bottom right
Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) - German painter and graphic artist, one of the greatest masters of Western European Renaissance and the largest European woodcut master, who raised it to the level of true art. The first art theorist among Nordic artists by practical guidance on fine and decorative art in German, which promoted the need for comprehensive development of artists. The founder of comparative anthropometry. The first European artists who wrote an autobiography.

Johannes Wierix (1549-1620) - Flemish engraver and publisher. Johannes Vierix was born in Antwerp in the family of painter and cabinet maker Anton Virix. He began his engraving career by producing reproductions of Durer's works and other artists. Worked with Christopher Planten (since 1569), became a master engraver, registered with the St. Luke's Guild in Antwerp (1572-73). He lived in Delft (1579), and after returning to Antwerp worked as a publisher with many artists. He moved to Brussels (1612), where he lived and worked the rest of his life.

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