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in plate, top: M D X X III / SIC OCVLOS SIC ILLE GENAS SIC ORA FEREBAT / ANNO ETATIS SVE. XXXIIII [So appeared his eyes, his cheeks, his features at the age of 34]; in plate, bottom: ALBERTVS. MI[SERICORDIA]. D[E]I. SA[CRO]. SANC[TAE]. ROMANAE. ECCL[ESI]AE. TI[TVLI]. SAN[CTI]. / CHRYSOGONI. P[RES]B[ITE]R. CARDINA[LIS]. MAGNVN[TINENSIS]. AC. MAGDE[BVRGENSIS]. / ARCHIEP[ISCOPV]S. ELECTOR. IMPE[RII]. PRIMAS. ADMINI[STRATOR]. / HALBER[STADENSIS]. MARCHI[O]. BRANDENBVRGENSIS [Albert, by God's mercy Cardinal Priest of the Holy Roman Church titular presbyter cardinal of St Chrysogonus, Archbishop of Mainz and Magdeburg, Primate Elector of the Empire, Administer of Halberstadt, Margrave of Brandenburg]; verso, lower center, in graphite by a later hand: 669 [?]; verso, lower left, in graphite by a later hand: B 103; verso, lower right, in graphite by a later hand: 39; verso, lower center, in graphite by a later hand: B8 [?] [erased]; verso, bottom left, in graphite by a later hand: u47899 [?] [erased]

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Purchased by Lessing J. Rosenwald [1891-1979], Jenkintown, PA (Lugt 1760b and Lugt 1932d), 1928; gift to NGA, 1943.

Exhibition History

Renaissance Portraits, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA, 1953, no. 59 on checklist.
Selected Prints from the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection, City Art Museum, St. Louis, MO, 1956.
Masters of Etching and Engraving from the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection, Lakeview Center for the Arts and Sciences, Peoria, IL, 1966, no. 17.
The Power of Appearances: Renaissance and Reformation Portrait Prints and Medals, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover; The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, 2000-2001.


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.
Schoch, Rainer, Mattihas Mende, and Anna Scherbaum. Albrecht Dürer: Das druckgraphische Werk. Munich, 2001: vol. 1: no. 97.

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