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Colophon, from the Large Passion

A work made of letterpress in black on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of letterpress in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1511

Artist:

Albrecht Dürer
German, 1471-1528

About this artwork

This colophon was typically printed on the verso of The Ressurection, the final image in the Passion series, giving the date, Dürer’s name, and a long-winded copyright warning placing the images under the protection of the Emperor Maximilian. However, this impression of the colophon from the 1911 edition is without the woodcut on the other side. The fact that this page of printer’s waste survived is remarkable, even considering the fame of Dürer’s woodcuts.

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Artist

Albrecht Dürer

Title

Colophon, from the Large Passion

Origin

Germany

Date

Published 1511

Medium

Letterpress in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

452 × 310 mm

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1919.2573a

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