Jun 20, 2006

The Holy Family with Two Musician Angels

The Holy Family with Two Musician Angels


Albrecht Dürer

(German, 1471-1528)


Sheet: 12.2 x 12.2 cm (4 13/16 x 4 13/16 in.)

Gift of William Ellery Greene for the Lucy S. Greene Collection 1965.538

Catalogue raisonné: Meder 216 a/d



In a whimsical detail, Dürer included two cherubs seated at the feet of the Virgin who attempt to play a lute and a bagpipe, heralding the celebration of the new family.

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PR - Woodcut
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