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Draftsman drawing a lute.

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    Draftsman drawing a lute.
    Dürer, Albrecht (1471-1528) (Artist)

    Vnderweysung der Messung, mit dem Zirckel vn[d] Richtscheyt, in Linien Ebnen vnnd gantzen Corporen

    Dates / Origin
    Date Issued: 1525
    Place Term: Gedruckt zů Nüremberg :
    Publisher: [s.n.],
    Library locations
    Spencer Collection
    Shelf locator: Spencer Coll. Ger. 1525 91-317
    Art -- Technique
    Content : "1. Deutsche Ausgabe ... Ausgabe A"--Meder.

    Content : "14 L. 6 di. 1526 24 Martij. Ligatori 54 di. 1526, ad.(?) i. Aprilis. Constat enim vetus-guld iste libellus, sex Pfundt viii (?) Pfennig: Heredi cedat amico (?)"--Ms. inscription, leaf Q3v, initialed b.z.; ms. correction and annotation, apparently in the same hand, on leaf K1, initialed b.c. on K1r.

    Content : Binding: 18th century (?) gray paper boards. End leaves from original binding preserved, with watermark similar toMeder, no. 26.

    Content : Cancels on C5v, fig. 36, lower right; K1r, fig. 26.

    Content : Errata: leaf Q3v.

    Content : Ill. perhaps cut by the presumed printer, Formschneyder; cf. Panofsky, I, p. 46; Jaeggli.

    Content : Illustrations: 2 prints : woodcut ; image 14 x 15 cm., 14 x 19 cm. Subject: Draftsman drawing a seated man; draftsman drawing a lute. Latter signed in block with monogram and dated 1525. References: Meder 268-269; Tietze939-940; Panofsky, E. Albrecht Dürer, 361-362; Strauss, W.L. Albrecht Dürer, woodcuts, 201-202. -- Ca. 148 prints : woodcut ; double-page (1), full-page or smaller. Numbered as figs. 1-50 (book 1), 1-36 (book 2), 1-62 (books 3-4); some errors in numbering. Chiefly diagrams; include several designs for architectural details and monuments (e.g. figs. 15-17, book 3: a triumphal column; asatirical monument for the Peasants' War, 1525; a monumentfor a drunkard). References (monuments): Meder XXVI; Tietze 938 a-d; Panofsky 454; Strauss 205 a-c. Two figs. (59 and 61, book 4) are extended by means of flaps, on which the observer of the constructions is portrayed. References: Tietze 938 e-f. -- Ca. 34 prints : woodcut ; full-page (8) or smaller. Diagrams for and depictions of monumental alphabets (roman and Textur), comprising illustrated instructions for each roman letter (leaves K2r-L3v); full-page diagrams for and depictions of roman alphabets (leaves L4r-L6r); and full-page diagram for and depictions of Textur alphabets (leaves M2r-M3r).

    Content : Place and date of printing from colophon, leaf Q3r; lacking in some copies (cf. Bohatta, no. 2; Meder, Ausg. B). VD 16 gives printer as Hieronymus Andreae (i.e. H. Andreae, known as Formschneyder), known to have founded the Fraktur type used in this and other Dürer works; for discussion, cf. "Buchkundlicher Exkurs" by Alvin Jaeggli, in the Zurich, 1966 facsimile ed. of Unterweisung der Messung.

    Content : Signatures: A-N⁶, O-Q⁴ (Q4 blank).

    Content : Title page in earliest (no. 1a) of 3 variant states described by Bohatta.

    Content : Watermarks: Meder, nos. 20, 158.

    Content : With: Peurbach, Georg von. Quadratu[m] geometricu[m] praeclarissimi mathematici Georgij Burbachij. Impressum Nurenberge : Per Ioannem Stuchs, anno domini 1516, xvii. die mensis Iunii. Bound together subsequent to publication.

    Statement of Responsibility: Durch Albrecht Dürer zůsamen getzoge[n], vnd zů Nutz alle[n] Kunstlieb habenden mit zů gehörigen Figuren, in Truck gebracht, im Jar M.D.XXv.

    Citation/reference: M. 269, Strauss 202
    Physical Description
    Extent: 1 print : woodcut.
    Type of Resource
    Still image
    NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b11680155
    UUID: c7066d20-c602-012f-54ba-58d385a7bc34
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    Item timeline of events

    • 1471: Creator Born
    • 1525: Issued
    • 1528: Creator Died
    • 2013: Digitized
    • 2015: Found by you!
    • 2016

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    Draftsman drawing a lute.