Notice

The museum is closed at 5pm, but the outside grounds will be filled with lots of outdoor Noel Night activities until 9pm. 

The Nativity, between 1509 and 1511

  • Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471-1528

Woodcut printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Image: 5 × 3 7/8 inches (12.7 × 9.8 cm) Sheet: 5 1/4 × 4 1/8 inches (13.3 × 10.5 cm)

City of Detroit Purchase

21.122

Signed on block, lower right: [monogram, D reversed]

Stamps in brown, verso: Kupferstichkabinett der Staatlichen Museen (Lugt 1609 and 2922)

1881, Kupferstichkabinett der Staalichen Museen (Berlin, Germany). 1921-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Dodgson, C. Albrecht Durer. New York, 1967, no. 64.

Albrecht Dürer, The Nativity, between 1509 and 1511, woodcut printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, City of Detroit Purchase, 21.122.