Albrecht Durer

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Noun1.Albrecht Durer - a leading German painter and engraver of the Renaissance (1471-1528)Albrecht Durer - a leading German painter and engraver of the Renaissance (1471-1528)
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A man cannot tell whether Apelles, or Albert Durer, were the more trifler; whereof the one, would make a personage by geometrical proportions; the other, by taking the best parts out of divers faces, to make one excellent.
With the same marvellous patience, and with the same single shark's tooth, of his one poor jack-knife, he will carve you a bit of bone sculpture, not quite as workmanlike, but as close packed in its maziness of design, as the Greek savage, Achilles's shield; and full of barbaric spirit and suggestiveness, as the prints of that fine old Dutch savage, Albert Durer.
Lot 4: Albert Durer Special School ~, AD S 2, about 56.