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Melencolia (after Albrecht Dürer)
  • Jan Wierix, artist
    1549–1615
    born: Antwerp, Habsburg Netherlands (present-day Belgium) ; died: Brussels, Southern Netherlands (present-day Belgium)
    Albrecht Dürer
    1471–1528
    born: Nuremburg, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) ; died: Nuremburg, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) ; active: Holy Roman Empire (prese
  • Melencolia (after Albrecht Dürer), 1602
  • Where object was made: Southern Netherlands (present-day Belgium)
  • engraving
  • Paper Type: ivory laid
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 242 x 182 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 242 x 182 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 1/2 x 7 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase: Mark and Bette Morris Family Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1999.0087
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Close copy of Durer's Melencolia, with large robed figure with wings at right, seated in front of architectural mass, surrounded by variety of objects. Sleeping dog at bottom left, along with sphere and carpentry tools. Flying bat with "Melencolia I" banner top left quadrant, in front of landscape with water and arching rainbow. Small winged putto center, seated on grindstone.