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Dürer at his Mother's Deathbed
  • Ernst Joachim Förster
    born: Thuringia, Germany ; died: Munich, Germany
  • Dürer at his Mother's Deathbed, mid 1800s
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • pencil on paper
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 25.4 x 17.3 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 x 6 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1976.0037
Label Text

Male figure (identified as Albrecht Dürer) sits at the foot of a bed in which a female figure (identified as Dürer's mother) is laying. Düreris holding his mother's hands. Two female attendants look on from behind a bedcurtain. A large crucifix sits at a night table by the bed.