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Albrecht Dürer
[German Northern Renaissance Painter and Engraver, 1471-1528]

• Also known as:  Albrecht Duerer
• Relationships: Studied under Michael Wolgemut.
Durer's students included Hans Baldung Grien, Hans Suss von Kulmbach, Georg Pencz, Hans Leonhard Schaufelein and Jan van Scorel.
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 Albrecht Dürer is the greatest exponent of Northern European Renaissance art. While an important painter, in his own day Dürer was renowned foremost for his graphic works. Artists across Europe admired and copied Dürer's innovative and powerful prints, ranging from religious and mythological scenes, to maps and exotic animals.

Technically, Dürer's prints are exemplary for their detail and precision. The son of a goldsmith, Dürer was trained as a metalworker at a young age. He applied the same meticulous, exacting methods required in this delicate work to his woodcuts and engravings, notably the Four Horsemen of his Apocalypse series (1498), and his Knight, Death and Devil (1513).

Dürer's training also involved travel and study abroad. He went to Italy in 1494, and returned again in 1505-6. Contact with Italian painters resonated deeply in his art. Influenced by Venetian artists, who were renowned for the richness of their palette, Dürer placed greater importance on colour in his paintings. His Feast of the Rose Garlands (1506), removed any doubt that, as well as a master of prints, he was an accomplished painter.

Dürer was also a great admirer of Leonardo da Vinci. He was intrigued by the Italian master's studies of the human figure, and after 1506 applied and adapted Leonardo's proportions to his own figures, as is evident in his drawings. Later in his life, in the 1520's, he illustrated and wrote theoretical treatises instructing artists in perspective and proportion.

Dürer was a humanist and a creator. His awareness of his own role as an artist is apparent in his frontal, Christ-like Self Portrait, 1500, just one of many self portraits that he painted in his career. More than simply producing works for his own time, Dürer saw his fame and his contribution as enduring, and as part of history.

- T.L. Ponich (for the Artcyclopedia)  


    Albrecht Dürer Works Online    
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Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteAlbrecht Durer's House, Nuremberg, Germany

Notable SiteAlte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteBirmingham Museums & Art Gallery, UK
2 engravings online

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteAlbrecht Durer at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Many works online

Notable SiteDrawings from the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!
Many works online

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, UK
A river landscape, drawing, 1515-20

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum PHAROS Website, Cambridge, UK

Notable SiteGuggenheim Berlin
This space is now closed, but some information about past exhibitions remains online

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
The Walk, engraving, ca.1496-98

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
9 works by Dürer

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
3 works online by Durer

Notable SiteKunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
3 paintings online; see the "Germany" section

Notable SiteKunsthistorisches Museum Databank, Vienna (in German)  

Notable SiteAlbrecht Durer at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Portrait of Erasmus, 1520

Notable SiteAlbrecht Durer at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Self-Portrait or Portrait of the Artist Holding a Thistle

Notable SiteAlbrecht Durer at the Louvre Museum, Paris
View of the Arco Valley, ca.1495

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  
Many works on paper online

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas  
Saint Eustace, engraving, ca.1500-01

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Drawings collection online

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa  
5 engravings

Notable SiteAlbrecht Durer at the Prado Museum, Madrid
In-depth analysis of Dürer's Self-Portrait, 1498

Notable SitePrado Museum Database, Madrid   NEW!
(Linking to the Spanish-language version because it contains far more works than the English version)

Notable SiteRijksmuseum, Amsterdam   NEW!

Notable SiteSchleswig-Holstein Museums, Germany
Dozens of prints online

Notable SiteStädel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
Melancholy / Melancholia I

Notable SiteStädel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
The Apocalypse. Vision of the seven candelabras

Notable SiteStädel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
Nürnberg and Venetian woman

Notable SiteThe Royal Collection, London, UK

Notable SiteWetmore Print Collection at Connecticut College
Great reproductions of several series of Dürer etchings

Notable SiteYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut  
Adam and Eve

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
The Fall of Man (Adam and Eve), engraving

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
Samson Killing the Lion, woodcut

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
Saint Jerome in His Study, engraving

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia
Many prints online

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
A total of 11 engravings online

Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland
5 of the prints on the page are by Durer

Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, Austin
Erasmus of Rotterdam, 1526

Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, Austin
Martyrdom of Saint Catherine, ca.1497-98

Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Illinois
10 works online (Note that this site opens each work in a new window)

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
7 prints by the artist

Carlos Museum at Emory University, Georgia
Pilate Washing His Hands from The Engraved Passion

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin
Nemesis, 1501/02

Chester Beatty Library and Galleries, Dublin, Ireland
2 engravings by the artist (#7 and #8)

Christ Church College Picture Gallery, Oxford, UK
A Knight and his Lady, pen and ink drawing, ca.1508

Christchurch Art Gallery / Te Puna O Waiwhetu, New Zealand

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
Adam and Eve

Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Sketches of Animals and Landscapes, pen and ink, 1521

Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
St. Jerome in his Study, engraving, 1514

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
4 works by or related to the artist

Crocker Art Museum, California
Nude Woman with Staff, 1498

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire

Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Massachusetts
St. Peter and St. John Healing the Cripple, 1513

Davison Art Center at Wesleyan University, Connecticut
Knight, Death and Devil, engraving, 1513

Davistown Museum, Liberty, Maine
Unidentified print

Dayton Art Institute, Ohio
Madonna on a Grassy Bench, 1503

Falmouth Art Gallery, England
2 works online

Fleming Museum at the University of Vermont
St. Michael Fighting The Dragon, 1498

Fondazione Magnani-Rocca, Parma, Italy
Madonna con il Bambino

Frick Collection, New York City   NEW!

Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg
Move the date slider back to about 1500 to see 3 works by Dürer

Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University, Wisconsin
Several engravings by Albrecht Dürer (hosted on Flickr)

Hammer Museum, California
Images from the 2004-2005 exhibition Proof of Genius: The Prints of Albrecht Durer

Hammer Museum, California
The Dream of the Doctor (The Temptation of the Idler), 1498-99

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Melencolia I, engraving, 1514

Kunsthaus Zurich

Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
Alphabetically under "D"

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Maier Museum of Art at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Virginia
(Note: Click the title to view the artwork details, not the thumbnail image.)

Manchester City Art Gallery, UK

Marian Library at the University of Dayton, Ohio
5 engravings depicting the life of the Virgin Mary

McCord Museum of Canadian History, Montreal, Quebec

Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
St. Philip, 1523/26

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
5 engravings

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
2 works online

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France (in French)  
Etude de draperie

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, France (in French)  
(If the image is not clickable, click "Agrandir l'image" to enlarge the image)

Musee Jenisch, Vevey, Switzerland (in French)  
Le grand cheval, 1505

Musee Jenisch, Vevey, Switzerland (in French)  
La Mélancolie, 1514

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Museumslandschaft Hessen, Germany (in German)  
Elsbeth Tucher, 1499

Museumslandschaft Hessen, Germany (in German)  
Heiliger Martin, ca.1493

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia

National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
A total of 19 works online

National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
St. Jerome Penitent in the Landscape, engraving, 1496

New Art Gallery, Walsall, England
3 works online

New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester, England

Nickle Arts Museum at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Palazzo Rosso, Genoa, Italy (in Italian)  
Click the "right" arrow until you get to Sala 13. If the "zoom" version of the images does not come up, try this page instead.

Palmer Museum of Art at Pennsylvania State University
Lamentation, ca.1498-99

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City
Adam and Eve, pen and ink, 1504

Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City
Adam and Eve, engraving (second state), 1504

Pomona College Museum of Art, California
Click on "View objects by this artist"

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art
The Small Horse (see middle row)

Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, Netherlands (in Dutch)  

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

Smith College Museum of Art, Massachusetts

Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas
Knight Death and the Devil, engraving

Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas
3 prints online

Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Germany ( in German)  
Die Heilige Familie mit der Heuschrecke, engraving, ca.1495

Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Germany ( in German)  

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Germany
Portrait of Bernhard von Reesen, 1521

Städtischen Museen Zwickau, Zwickau, Germany (in German)  
Die vier Hexen (The Four Witches), engraving, 1497

State Museums of Berlin
Hieronymus Holzschuher

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
Click "English" at the top right to switch the default language, then click "Search"

Studio Esseci, Italy (in Italian)  
Click "Immagini" to see a large Adam and Eve

Studio Esseci, Italy (in Italian)  
Click "Immagini" to see a large Madonna della pera (Madonna of the Pear)

Telfair Museums, Savannah, Georgia
(Click on the artwork title, not the thumbnail, to enlarge the image)

Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands   NEW!
Works from the museum's drawings and engravings collection

The Albertina Graphic Art Databank, Vienna (in German)  

Albrecht Durer at the The British Museum, London, UK
Online tour: Dürer and his Legacy

Albrecht Durer at the The British Museum, London, UK
49 works by or related to Albrecht Dürer

The Wallace Collection, London, UK   NEW!

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland   NEW!

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
Site for a 2007 exhibition, Dürer & Cranach: Art and Humanism in Renaissance Germany

Université de Liège Collections (in French)  

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City
Landscape with Cannon, 1518

University of Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology, Columbia, Missouri
Virgin and Child on a Crescent with a Diadem

University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville
Coat of Arms of Death, engraving, 1503

Valtion Taidemuseo (Finnish National Gallery), Helsinki, Finland

Vejle Kunstmuseum, Denmark (in Danish)  

Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue, London, UK

Virtual Uffizi

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany (mostly in German)  
4 works online

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany (mostly in German)  
Trabender Hengst

Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
Search results for "Albrecht Durer"

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas

Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts
Coat of Arms with a Skull, engraving, 1503

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
Quite a few works online

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
5 works online

Notable SiteLiam's Pictures from Old Books  
Scans of 5 engravings

Notable SiteAlbrecht Durer at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteThe Artchive  
22 high-quality reproductions

Notable SiteThe Athenaeum  
Numerous works online by Durer

Notable SiteWeb Gallery of Art  
Hungary-based image archive

Notable SiteWebMuseum  
Another image archive. Many, if not all, of these scans can be found elsewhere.

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Aiwaz Panopticon
Separate sections on Durer's paintings, drawings, watercolors and engravings

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

California State University WorldImages Database  

60-odd great reproductions of Dürer's work

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Farbdia Archiv (Color Slide Archive) (in German)  
Thousands of photographs of fresco cycles and wall decorations in churches and other buildings in and around Germany.
Click "Galerie" for a normal overview; click "digilib" to zoom in.

Free Christ Images  

Humanities Web  

Mondo Mostre, Milan (in Italian)  
Scroll down for a work from a 2007 exhibition

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Olga's Gallery

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

USC Annenberg School for Communication

Wellcome Images Collection, London  

Additional Image Search Tools:
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Miscellaneous Sites:
ArtDaily - Exhibition Photo Galleries
Albrecht Durer at Museo del Prado (7 works online)

Culture and History of Venice
Queen Caterina Cornaro, chalk and watercolor, 1494-95

Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation

Lost Art Internet Database, Germany
Book mark for Willibald Pirckheimer, drawing, 1513

Online Archive of California
The Babylonian Whore, from The Apocalypse series

Online Archive of California
Melencolia I

Online Archive of California
The Great Fortune or Nemesis

The Modernist Journals Project
(Click "Retrieve Images" to see artworks)

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Albrecht Durer  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Artnet Magazine
Wing of a Blue Roller, 1512
Study of an Old Man's Head, 1521

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on The Painter's Father, 1497

Wikiquote, compendium of quotations from the Wikimedia Foundation

Antiques Roadshow (PBS) Appraisals
"Albrecht Durer Engraving, ca.1600"

Antiques Roadshow (PBS) Appraisals
"Albrecht Durer & Rembrandt Prints"

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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Drawings of Durer (Master Draughtsman Series)

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The Human Figure: The Complete Dresden Sketchbook

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The Complete Woodcuts of Albrecht Durer

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The Complete Engravings, Etchings and Drypoints of Albrecht Durer

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Durer's Record of Journeys to Venice and the Low Countries

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