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The Martyrdom of Saint John, ca. 1498

  • Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471-1528

Woodcut printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Sheet (trimmed to image edge): 15 1/2 × 11 1/8 inches (39.4 × 28.3 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1S401

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Religion
  • Woodcut (process)
  • Ink
  • Laid paper
  • Figures (representations)
  • Woodcut (print)
  • Saint
  • Martyr

Signed, on block, lower center: [artist's monogram]

Watermark: Meder 259 (crowned tower, same as 09.1S400)

Inscribed, on verso: [Latin inscription]

July 1886, (Wunderlich and Co., New York, New York, USA). Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan. USA); 1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Dodgson, C. Albrecht Durer. New York, 1967, no. 10.

Albrecht Dürer, The Martyrdom of Saint John, ca. 1498, woodcut printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S401.