Ornatiss. Viris; Dominico Custodi, Vitrico. Iacobo Millero, Socero: Chariss. Suis. Hanc Pictorum facile principis genuinam effigiem in amoris, et observantiae argumentum offert Lucas Kilianus. an.o 1608. Ab excellentiss.o pictore Iohanne Rotenhamero Boio ex originali ipsius Alb. Dur. depict. A. Luca Kiliano Aug. Sculpta.
C.S.C.M. Privil. [n.d., c.1750.]
Engraving, later impression. Sheet: 200 x 335mm (8 x 13¼"). Laid down. Trimmed within plate. Damage to corners.
Portrait of Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), after Johann Rottenhammer's copy of Dürer's self-portrait from the Feast of Rose Garlands. The familiarity of Kilian's image is in part a result of the fact that Joachim von Sandrart, used it as the basis for his illustration of Dürer in his book on German artists, the Teutsche Akademie of 1675. Sandrart's biography, which is the first full appreciation of Dürer's life and art to be published in his own country, played a vital role in the growth of the Dürer cult.
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