Plate 5 from The Life of the Virgin. Bartsch (XIV) 625. With Durer's monogram in the plate, lower right: "AD"; numbered in the plate lower center: "5". A fine impression in fine condition, aside for adhesive remnants verso. 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 1/2 X 8 5/16 inches
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