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Melencolia I: P.3888-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Melencolia I


Printmaker: Wierix, Johan
Printmaker: Dürer, Albrecht (After)



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1995) by Batchelor, Ivor, Sir and Lady


Production date: AD 1602

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper
Plate Height 244 mm Width 190 mm
Sheet Height 264 mm Width 205 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Location: Image upper left, on the wings of a bat
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: AD
  • Location: Image lower right, on the step
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Monogram
  • Text: 1514
  • Location: Image lower right, on the step
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Date
  • Text: JOHAN.WIRICX.FECIT. ANN. 1602.
  • Location: Lower centre left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.3888-R
Primary reference Number: 107842
Bartsch: 74 (Durer)
Illustrated Bartsch Commentary: .074 C1 (B.74a (88)) Durer
Meder: 75 (p.101 Kopie)
Hollstein (German): 75 (copy)
Schoch/Mende/Scherbaum: 71(copy)
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 28 January 2023 Last processed: Saturday 28 January 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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