Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

DAC Collection Object Information

record 25 of 77

Melencolia I,

Engraving on coarse laid paper

Second of two states

Print impression quality: Excellent; warm, sharp, clear, clean, not richly inked

Dimensions (Plate): 239 x 185 mm (9.4 x 7.3 in.)

Signed in plate, lower right: monogram and date

Accession number: 1949.D3.2

Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1949

Provenance / Collectors' marks: Per Malcom Stearns, Haddam, who was given many old frames by George Davison, the reverse of “Melencolia’s” former frame bore the label of the Arthur H. Hahlo Co., 569 Fifth Ave., New York, #2956, annotated “Durer Melancolia / superb Impression in / perfect condition / rare of this quality.”

Bibliography: Bartsch 74; Joseph Meder 75 ii (with the correction of the number 9), a/b; Campbell Dodgson 73; P. 181

Work Type: print

Related Works: See DAC 1962.3.2 for the Wiericx copy of this print.

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