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Dürer's regal horse and his fancifully helmeted knight had their point of departure in the equestrian drawings of Leonardo da Vinci, but they were fleshed out by Dürer with his masterful ability to suggest form and texture.
"Then having grown both in power and in courage as he saw that his works were prized, Albrecht executed some copper plates that astonished the world."
-- Giorgio Vasari, 1550
Purchased by the John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, now the Indianapolis Museum of Art, in 1924.