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).
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)
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