The Nativity, from The Life of the Virgin [after Albrecht Durer, German (1471-1528)]

byMarcantonio Raimondi

circa 1510-1511
Type; Media:
Print; Engraving
11 1/2 X 8 1/4 inches

Plate 9 from The Life of the Virgin. Bartsch (XIV) 629. With Durer's monogram in the plate, lower center: "AD"; numbered in the plate lower center: "9". A fine impression in fine condition, aside for adhesive remnant 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.

$ 950
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