The Small War Horse

Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471-1528)

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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 with money from the Jacob Metzger Fund for the John Herron Art Institute, now the Indianapolis Museum of Art, in 1924.

Object Information

artist
Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471-1528)
creation date
1505
materials
engraving
dimensions
6 1/2 x 4 1/4 in.
mark descriptions
ox's head with flower (Meder 62)
accession number
24.14
credit line
Jacob Metzger Fund
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors

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