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Melencolia (after Albrecht Dürer)
  • Johan Wierix, artist
    born: Antwerp, Habsburg Netherlands (present-day Belgium) ; died: Brussels, Southern Netherlands (present-day Belgium)
    Albrecht Dürer
    born: Nuremberg, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) ; died: Nuremberg, 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
Label Text
Catalogue raisonné

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.