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Pyramus and Thisbe: AD.5.22-49

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pyramus and Thisbe


Printmaker: Altdorfer, Albrecht



Measurements and weight

Height: 120 mm
Width: 96 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Transferred (1876) by Cambridge University Library


Production date: AD 1518 : Dated 1518

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( chainlines horizontal ?24mm, felt side. W/m central – serpent curled round a staff.)

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1518
  • Location: Image centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Date
  • Text: AA
  • Location: Image upper right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Monogram

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: AD.5.22-49
Primary reference Number: 30220
Bartsch: 61
Winzinger: 22
New Hollstein (German): 76
Old location number: 37.1.30b
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 23 September 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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