Artwork from the JSP Estate/Private Collection

 

Nationality

German

Artist Dates

1471-1528

Title of Work

Ship of Fools

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Date of Work

1494

Medium

Hand colored woodcut

Height

7 1/2"

Width

6"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection: James Pierce Collection

Status

Stored: R26

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Additional Information

Albrecht Dürer was the first Northern European artist to fully embrace the spirit of the Renaissance. As a young man he travelled to Italy and was directly influenced by Italian art. He also cultivated the attitude of a humanistic scholar and wrote a treatise on geometry. In addition to being a painter, Dürer played an important role in the history of printmaking and his prints were distributed throughout Europe.

Condition

Very good

Condition Notes

Some darkening

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