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The harrowing of Hell: AD.5.22-197

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

The harrowing of Hell
Christ in Limbo
Engraved passion

Maker(s)

Printmaker: Dürer, Albrecht

Entities

Categories

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Production date: AD 1512

Note

Only state.

School or Style

German

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper ( lined on laid paper)
Image Height 116 mm Width 74 mm
Sheet Height 116 mm Width 74 mm

Techniques used in production

Engraving

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1512
  • Location: Image upper centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Date
  • Text: AD
  • Location: Image lower right, on cartouche
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Monogram
  • Text: 197
  • Location: Verso, on lining
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Number
  • Text: 16
  • Location: Verso, on lining
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Number
  • Text: UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
  • Location: Verso, on lining
  • Method of creation: Stamped black ink
  • Type: Museum mark
  • Text: AD.5.22-197
  • Location: Verso, on lining
  • Method of creation: Stamped black ink
  • Type: Museum mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: AD.5.22-197
Primary reference Number: 94430
Bartsch: 16
Illustrated Bartsch: 16
Illustrated Bartsch Commentary: .016
Meder: 16
Hollstein (German): 16
Schoch/Mende/Scherbaum: 58
Lugt: 2475
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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

Citation for print

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