The Nativity, between 1509 and 1511

  • Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471-1528

Woodcut printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Framed: 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

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Christianity
  • Religion
  • Woodcut (process)
  • Ink
  • Laid paper
  • Man
  • Woman
  • Woodcut (print)
  • Birth
  • Infant
  • Virgin mary
  • Joseph
  • Holy family
  • Nativity

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

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

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

Provenance

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

Published References

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

Rights Status

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.