310. [German]

DÜRER, Albrecht

Landscape with cannon.

Nuremberg, 1518

Etching on iron, 21,5 x 32,3 cm, signed in plate with monogram at top left corner (underlaid with mod. paper with min. def. on verso, trimmed to platemarks).

Under passe-partout.

As one of Dürer's largest etchings, this is an in intriguing print depicting a so-called "Feldschlange" (i.e. filed serpent), a Nuremberg vintage cannon used in the wars against the Turks of Emperor Maximilian I. It is not clear if the oriental figure on the right is a captive or an envoy inspecting the powerful weapon. The village in the background has been identified as Reuth, near Nuremberg. A dark, warm yet later impression of the 1st state (of 2).
Ref. Meder 96.1. - Panofsky 206. - German Hollstein 96.1.- Bartsch 99.1
Joined: Hopfer, Hieronymus. After Albrecht Dürer. Landscape with cannon. Copy after print above. Etching, 19,3 x 28,2 cm, laid paper, signed in plate with monogram at top left corner, wide margins. Under passe-partout. Ref. Bartsch VIII:518. (2pcs)

€ 150 / 200

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