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Maker(s):Wierix, Johannes; Dürer, Albrecht, after
Culture:Flemish (1549-ca. 1618); German (1471-1528)
Title:Melencolia I
Date Made:1602; 1514 original
Materials:Etching; ink on paper
Place Made:Europe
Measurements:Mat: 19 in x 14 in; 48.3 cm x 35.6 cm; Sheet: 11 1/8 in x 8 1/8 in; 28.3 cm x 20.6 cm; Plate: 9 3/8 in x 7 5/16 in; 23.8 cm x 18.6 cm; Image: 9 5/16 in x 7 1/4 in; 23.7 cm x 18.4 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTIONS: recto, upp. l. (etched in plate): MELENCOLIA I ; recto, lwr. r. (etched in plate): 1514 / AD ; SIGNATURE/DATE: recto, lwr. l. (etched in plate): IOHAN WIRIX FECIT ANN 1602
Accession Number:  MH 2010.15
Credit Line:Purchase with the Jean C. Harris Art Acquisition Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Etching after Durer's original print. Seated angel leaning head on hand. Dog lying at her feet. Cherub seated on mill stone. Magic square, bat, carpentry tools, geometry, sphere, melancholy.

angels; geometry; sadness; dogs

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