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in plate, bottom center: AD [artist's monogram]; verso, lower left, in graphite by a later hand: 39 [upside down]; verso, lower left, in graphite by a later hand: 256; verso, lower center, in graphite by a later hand: B.93

Marks and Labels

purple stamp at bottom right of verso, very smudged


(sale, Hollstein & Puppel, Berlin, May 6-8, 1929, no. 256); purchased by Lessing J. Rosenwald [1891-1979], Jenkintown, PA (Lugt 1760b and Lugt 1932d), 1929; gift to NGA, 1943.

Exhibition History

Masters of Etching and Engraving from the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection, Lakeview Center for the Arts and Sciences, Peoria, IL, 1966, no. 18 (as Offer of Love).
Albrecht Dürer: The Early Graphic Works, Princeton University Art Museum, NJ, 1971, no. 49.
Eva/Ave: Woman in Renaissance and Baroque Prints, NGA, 1990, no. 122, repro.
Scenes of Daily Life: Genre Prints from the Housebook Master to Rembrandt van Rijn, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1996, as The Ill-Matched Couple.


Meder, Joseph. Dürer-Katalog; ein Handbuch über Albrecht Dürers Stiche, Radierungen, Holzschnitte, deren Zustände, Ausgaben und Wasserzeichen. Vienna: Verlag Gilhofer und Ranschburg, 1932. Reprint. New York: Da Capo Press, 1971.
Russell 1990,
Schoch, Rainer, Mattihas Mende, and Anna Scherbaum. Albrecht Dürer: Das druckgraphische Werk. Munich, 2001: vol. 1: no. 3

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