Melancholia by Albrecht Durer

In the magic square beneath the bell above the figure of Melancholia, the first numeral in the third line, a 9, has been engraved in reverse.

Details

Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
24 x 19 cm
Art Fund grant:
£150 ( Total: £150)
Acquired in:
1912
Vendor:
Miss Carthew

In ordinary impressions this fault was corrected, indicating that this proof was evidently one of the first printed and is of very fine quality.

Provenance

John Ruskin

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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