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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