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in plate, on tablet at upper left: IMAGO. ERASMI. ROTERODA=/ MI. AB. ALBERTO. DVERERO. AD / VIVAM. EFFIGIEM. DELINIATA / THN. KPEITTΩ. TA. ΣYΓΓPAM / MATA. ΔEIΞEI / MDXXVI. / [artist's AD monogram]; verso, at bottom, in graphite, by a later hand: B.107 D.104 / gekrönter Lilienwappen H.[?] / KK908

Provenance

(sale, Hollstein & Puppel, Berlin, April 1930, no.354); (Charles Sessler, Philadelphia); purchased by Lessing J. Rosenwald [1891-1979], Jenkintown, PA, 1930; gift to NGA, 1943.

Exhibition History
1931
Five Centuries of Print Making, The Print Club of Philadlephia, 1931, no.18, repro.
1932
Prints from the Collection of Lessing J. Rosenwald, Lakeside Press Galleries, Chicago, IL, 1932, no. 46, repro.
1945
Prints from the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis, IN, 1945, no. 24.
1946
Cayuga Museum of Art and History, Auburn, NY, 1946.
1953
Masterpieces of Graphic Art from the Rosenwald Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1953-1954, no catalogue.
1953
Nuremberg and the German World, 1460-1530: prints and books from the Kress and Rosenwald Collections, NGA, 1953.
1954
Masterpieces from the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1954, no catalogue.
1955
Miniatures and Prints from the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection, NGA, 1955.
1956
Life and Lives in the Renaissance, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC (not lent to Norton Gallery venue), 1956, no. 35, repro.
1956
Masterpieces of Graphic Art from the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection, NGA, 1956.
1959
Prints from the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection, University of Nebraska Art Galleries, Lincoln, 1959, no catalogue.
1960
Dürer, Rembrandt, Goya: Exhibition of Fine Prints, Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, CA, 1960-1961, no. 13.
1965
Master Prints from the Rosenwald Collection, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond; and Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1965, no. 29.
1969
Symbols in Transformation: Iconographic Themes at the Time of the Reformation, Princeton University Art Museum, 1969, no. 25, repro.
1970
Albrecht Dürer, 1471-1528: A Study Exhibition of Print Connoisseurship, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1970, no. 28A.
1971
Dürer in America: His Graphic Work, NGA, 1971, no. 79, repro.
1973
Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Prints of Northern Europe from the National Gallery of Art Rosenwald Collection, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1973, no. 49.
1997
Six Centuries/Six Artists, NGA, 1997.
Bibliography
1932
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.
1977
Strauss, Walter L. The Intaglio Prints of Albrecht Dürer: Engravings, Etchings & Drypoints; Expanded edition. New York: Kennedy Galleries and Abaris Books, 1977, 290-292, no. 105.
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