Albrecht Durer - a biography by Jane Campbell Hutchison

By Jane Campbell Hutchison

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To have left not to have reached Colmar Carel van Mander in April — according to Scheurl— year and a half of his travel time has been the subject of Nuremberg much is unaccounted for. inordinately admired the According to (1675, NuMander insists, he von Sandrart remberg),^ he traveled to the Netherlands where, van gen until early 1492, a This missing period art-historical speculation. (1604, Haarlem) and Joachim of 1490, and work of the youthful Haarlem painter, GeertWhile van Mander is justly fa- tot Sint Jans (active ca.

In Italy, Vasari alleges, even the youthful Michelan- — gelo copied an engraving by Schongauer painters of the late his Temptation of St. Anthony Augsburg in 1483, as some scholars on the basis of the inscription on his portrait by Thoman and/or Hans Burgkmair the Elder in Munich,' the elder Diirer may have had more direct knowledge of him than has previously been supposed. Why, then, did he not send young Albrecht immediately to Colmar in i486, rather than to Wolgemut? 54). If Schongauer indeed visited believe were still alive, it is strained.

Put [four] florins in St. " Since then have not been with His Grace again, but Steffan and Ret have given I me good comfort. So I must wait a while longer, [but] then I hope to be with you again soon. God help me with love to return home. I have no more [news] so greet the household for me, and tell the apprentices to work fast and I will earn more; and especially recommend me to my children and tell them to be good. Given at Linz on St. Bartholomew's Day, 1492. " This direct and loving covery of the letter, written in the year of Columbus's dis- New World, while Albrecht the Younger was away in Col- mar on his Wanderjahre, was kept by Barbara Diirer as a family heirloom for is its reference to the honor done her husband by the old Emperor.

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