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Melencolia I: P.3098-R

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Melencolia I
Melancholia

Maker(s)

Printmaker: Dürer, Albrecht

Entities

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Notes

History note: Dr August Sträter (1810-1897) (Lugt 787), probably sold 10-14 May 1898, H. G. Gutekunst, Stuttgart

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1934) by Young, Arthur W.

Dating

Production date: AD 1514

Note

II/II.

School or Style

German

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 244 mm Width 190 mm

Techniques used in production

Engraving

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: MELENCOLIA I
  • Location: Image upper left, on the wings of a bat
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title

Inscription present: Numbers arranged in a four by four-line grid, described here left to right from the top left corner

  • Text: 16 - 3 - 2 - 13 / 5 - 10 - 11 - 8 / 9 - 6 - 7- 12 / 4 - 15 - 14 - 1
  • Location: Image upper right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • 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: 2304 (?) [very faint]
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: Letters in a rounded lozenge

  • Text: Dr. A.S.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Stamped black ink
  • Type: Collector's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.3098-R
Primary reference Number: 93761
Bartsch: 74
Illustrated Bartsch: 74
Illustrated Bartsch Commentary: .074 II/II
Meder: 75 II/II
Hollstein (German): 75 II/II a
Schoch/Mende/Scherbaum: 71 II/II
Lugt: 787
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 28 September 2022 Last processed: Wednesday 28 September 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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