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Albrecht Durer - a biography by Jane Campbell Hutchison PDF

By Jane Campbell Hutchison

ISBN-10: 0691002975

ISBN-13: 9780691002972

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1492-1493. Pen and ink. Berlin, Staatliche Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Kupferstichkabinett. Museen PLATE Diirer. Self-Portrait with Eryn£fium. 1493 Paris, • 8 Oil, transferred Louvre. from vellum to linen. DURER'S FAMILY CHRONICLE 19 the physical, mental, and professional development of "their" children. When Kaiser Friedrich's only son, Maximilian, was born in 1459, a comhoroscope was cast for him by the Imperial astrologer. In the Diihousehold there may have been recourse to such less expensive plete rer sources of astrological information as the popular Pltinetenkinder block- books of the day.

In later vears he market fairs, as on young ser\'ice halted seems to have depended heavily on the Frankfurt an important sales outlet for his prints (see chapters X). In the diar)' of his 1520 journey to the Netherlands, Diirer IX and was to record overnight stops and entertainment by friends in Frankfurt and in THE BACHELOR'S JOURNEY 33 the nearby archiepiscopal city of Mainz, where he appears to have known by name, but he several goldsmiths failed to comment on any of the principal buildings or tourist attractions, suggesting that both cities were quite well known to him.

John. "Item: in the year i486 after Christ's birth, at midday on Tuesday before George's [April 18], my wife Barbara bore my fifteenth child, my von Lochheim was the godfather, and named St. and Sebald son Sebald, so there is another Sebald. " The first infant christened Sebaldus (b. 1472) apparently having died, Sebald von Lochheim, a neighbor in the street Unter der Vesten the second for himself and for Nuremberg's own named patron, the recently Sebaldus. The Durers' daughter Christina was fortunate godmother Christina Walther, the wife of the famous astronomer, whose large house, now known as the Albrecht Diirer House, was later to be acquired by the painter from her husband's estate.

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