Study for the etching of the 'Angel with the Sudarium' by Albrecht Durer

Previously unknown drawing by Durer.

Details

Medium:
Pen & ink
Acquired in:
1951

Part of an album of drawings belonging to Lord James Cavendish MP (d 1741), son of the second Duke of Devonshire (1665-1729), founder of the great collection of drawings at Chatsworth. The collection of drawings form an interesting relic of the great age of collecting in England.

Provenance

Collection of Lord James Cavendish

Venue details

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

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