Plate 1 from The Life of the Virgin. Bartsch (XIV) 621. With Durer's monogram in the plate, lower center: "AD"; numbered in the plate lower center: "1". A fine impression in fine condition aside from a small hole (2mm) in arch. Trimmed on or within platemark on all four sides and tipped to a support sheet length of left side. Raimondi's direct copies in engraving of The Life of the Virgin woodcuts by Dürer led the latter make a complaint to the Venetian Government in 1511. Raimondi's copies included Dürer's famous AD monogram. Dürer won some legal protection for his monogram, but not his compositions - an important case in the history of intellectual property law.
11 3/8 X 8 1/4 inches
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