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The Fall of Man: AD.5.22-2

Object information

Awaiting location update


The Fall of Man
The Fall and Salvation of Mankind through the Life and Passion of Christ


Altdorfer, Albrecht (Printmaker)

Measurements and weight

Height: 73 mm
Width: 49 mm

Relative size of this object

4.9 m7.3 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Transferred (1876) by Cambridge University Library


Production date: circa AD 1513 : Date according to Winzinger

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper ( chainlines vertical)

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: AA
  • Location: Image upper left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Monogram
  • Text: 1
  • Location: Old secondary support (removed 2002 and attached to inlay)
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Location: Old secondary support (removed 2002 and attached to inlay)
  • Method of creation: Stamped black ink
  • Type: Stamp
  • Text: AD.5.22-2
  • Location: Old secondary support (removed 2002 and attached to inlay)
  • Method of creation: Stamped black ink
  • Type: Stamp

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: AD.5.22-2
Primary reference Number: 29872
Bartsch: 1
Winzinger: 26
New Hollstein (German): 1
Old location number: 37.1.15a
Lugt: 2475
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 11 July 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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