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The temptation of the idler: 22.I.3-103

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The temptation of the idler
The dream of the doctor


Printmaker: Dürer, Albrecht



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1816) by Fitzwilliam, Richard, 7th Viscount


Production date: circa AD 1498


Only state.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper ( laid down)
Plate Height 190 mm Width 121 mm
Sheet Height 190 mm Width 121 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: AD
  • Location: Image lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Monogram

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 22.I.3-103
Primary reference Number: 93861
Bartsch: 76
Illustrated Bartsch: 76
Illustrated Bartsch Commentary: .076
Meder: 70
Hollstein (German): 70
Schoch/Mende/Scherbaum: 18
Old location number: 35.9.23
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 28 September 2022 Last processed: Wednesday 28 September 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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