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Woodcut, “The old man”, by Hans Lützelburger (?-1526)
XV century, Illustration by Hans Lützelburger inspired to Hans Holbein’s “Totentanz” (“La danse macabre”, a collection of 40 woodcuts): an old man walking hand in hand with Death, the friend who will free him from his pains.
Woodcut, “Passion”, by Albrecht Dürer, (1471-1528 )
Front cover of the book “Passion”, illustrated by Albrecht Dürer, XV century
“Christ Child”, pen drawing by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)
From the prayer book of Emperor Maximilian I (1459-1519). Surprisingly enough in the illustration an angel, some cherubs, a donkey and a bishop (or maybe the Emperor himself) can be easily discerned, but the Christ Child must be very well … Continued
“Mary on the half-moon”, copper engraving by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)
“Madonna and Child on a Crescent Moon”(1498) by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), Mary and Jesus sorrounded by heavenly glow. The unmistakable signature of Albrecht Dürer wouldn’t guarantee the authenticity by itself, but the style does.