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Melencolia I

16th century
239 x 185 mm (9.4 x 7.3 in.)

Albrecht Dürer, German, (1471–1528)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Engraving on coarse laid paper
State: Second of two states
Print impression quality: Excellent; warm, sharp, clear, clean, not richly inked
Marks: Signed in plate, lower right: monogram and date
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.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1949
Accession Number: 1949.D3.2

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

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