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Albrecht Dürer Collection to Appear at Christie’s Auction for Many Years

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), a German painter, printmaker, mathematician, and theorist, whose prints established his reputation across Europe when he was still in his twenties, has been conventionally regarded as the greatest artist of the Northern Renaissance ever since. His vast body of work includes altarpieces and religious works, numerous portraits and self-portraits, and copper engravings.

Albrecht Dürer - The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Albrecht Dürer – The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Now, one of the finest collection of prints by Albrecht Dürer will be offered at auction on January 29th. Christie’s presents the sale of Albrecht Dürer Masterpieces from a Private Collection as part of Old Masters Week, where offers 62 exceptional impressions by renowned German printmaker with expectation to realize in excess of $4.6 million.

Meticulously assembled over the course of almost half a century by a connoisseur with an unparalleled eye for quality, this auction features Dürer’s masterworks, including Adam and Eve (estimate: $300,000-500,000); Melencolia I (estimate: $400,000-600,000); Knight, Death and the Devil (estimate: $500,000-700,000); Saint Jerome in his Study (estimate: $300,000-500,000); The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (estimate: $120,000-180,000) and The Rhinoceros (estimate: $100,000-150,000).

Albrecht Dürer  - A Turkish Family

Albrecht Dürer – A Turkish Family

Albrecht Dürer - Nemesis

Albrecht Dürer – Nemesis

Albrecht Dürer - Christ on the Mount of Olives

Albrecht Dürer – Christ on the Mount of Olives

 

 

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