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Print, Portrait of Philip Melancthon

This is a Print. It was created by Albrecht Dürer and print maker: Albrecht Dürer. It is dated 1526 and we acquired it in 1950. Its medium is engraving on laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Leo Wallerstein.

Its dimensions are

17.3 x 12.6 cm (6 13/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

It is signed

Signed in plate with monogram, lower center: A D

It is inscribed

Inscribed in plate, beneath portrait: VIVENTIS. POTVIT. DVRERIVS. ORA. PHILIPPI [...]

Cite this object as

Print, Portrait of Philip Melancthon; Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528); Germany; engraving on laid paper; 17.3 x 12.6 cm (6 13/16 x 4 15/16 in.); 1950-87-8

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