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Albrecht Dürer - Gerson as Pilgrim - First Impression - large woodcut - 1502

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Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528)

Johannes Gerson als Pilger , before 1502

Full-page woodcut by Albrecht Dürer, showing Gerson as Wandering Pilgrim

22.1 x 14.6 cm. (8.7 x 5.7 in.) with wide borders

Depicts the late medieval French theologian Jean de (Johannes) Gerson (1363–1429) on an imagined pilgrimage with a dog and a walking staff.

Reference: See Albrecht Dürer und die Esoterik der Akademien seiner Zeit, 1985

Excellent overall condition. Tiny worm track between legs neatly rebacked and retouched. Single worm hole backed. Tiny trace of wormhole to sky.

Contemporary ownership inscription to verso.

Last up for sale at Galerie Kornfeld Auktionen AG, Berne, Switzerland, 2016.