Friday, March 03, 2006

Dürer Portraits

His Mother 1490

His Father 1490

The portraits of his parents were done shortly after he left his training in the shop of Michael Wolgemut. The pictures were originally framed together as a diptych. They are both holding rosaries and reflect similar postures.

Elector Fredrick the Wise of Saxony 1496

His Father at 70 1497

The Emperor Charlemange 1512

Master Michael Wolgemut 1516 (in whose shop Dürer studied in Nuremburg)

Emperor Maximilian I 1519

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