Madonna with the Pear

Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471-1528)

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By 1511, Dürer had learned the lessons of anatomy from his study of Italian Renaissance engravings, and here his Virgin and Child repose believably and solidly in an Italianate landscape, eclipsing the angular and exuberant Gothic forms of his early work.

"The merchants of Italy, France and Spain are purchasing Dürer's engravings as models for the painters of their homeland."

-- Johannes Cochlaeus, 1512

Mrs. William H. Thompson; given to the John Herron Art Institute, now the Indianapolis Museum of Art, in 1946.

Object Information

artist
Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471-1528)
creation date
1511
materials
engraving
dimensions
6-1/4 x 4-1/4 in. (sheet)
accession number
46.15
credit line
Gift of Mrs. William H. Thompson
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors

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