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Past exhibition
The Credit Suisse Exhibition

Dürer's Journeys: Travels of a Renaissance Artist

Until 27 February 2022

Individual venues had different admission policies

Location: Sainsbury Wing

The first major UK exhibition of German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer in nearly 20 years.

Through paintings, drawings, prints, and letters, this exhibition follows Dürer’s travels across Europe, bringing to life the artist himself, and the people and places he visited.

Charting his journeys to the Alps, Italy, Venice and the Netherlands, the exhibition explores how Dürer’s travels sparked an exchange of ideas with Netherlandish and Italian Renaissance artists, fuelled his curiosity and creativity, and increased his fame and influence across Europe.  

'Dürer’s Journeys' brings together loans from museums and private collections across the world, including the artist's striking ‘Madonna and Child’ (c. 1496/1499) from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, never before seen in the UK.  

Exhibition organised by the National Gallery in partnership with the Suermondt-Ludwig Museum, Aachen

Albrecht Dürer, 'Saint Eustace' (detail), about 1499–1503 ©️ Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

With additional support from

Katrin Henkel

Elizabeth and Daniel Peltz OBE

The Vaseppi Trust

Deborah Finkler and Allan Murray-Jones

Dr Nicola Coldstream


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Introduction to Dürer

Introduction to Dürer

Who was Albrecht Dürer? We take a first look at the artist.
Europe at the turn of the 15th century

Europe at the turn of the 15th century

During his lifetime Dürer witnessed some of European history's most significant milestones.
Nuremberg - Dürer's home

Nuremberg - Dürer's home

Location, location; find out why Nuremberg's character and position were so important for Dürer.
Dürer the printmaker

Dürer the printmaker

An introduction to printing techniques and a look into how Dürer took prints to a new level
Dürer's travels through his own words and sketches

Dürer's travels through his own words and sketches

'Why has God given me such magnificent talent?'

Vivid dreams, status anxiety, egocentricity and limitless curiosity laid bare in his own words.
Dürer's influence

Dürer's influence

Even if you don't know the name, chances are you've seen a reproduction of one of his prints. What is it about his work that has made it last?
The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Durer's Journeys

The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Durer's Journeys

Online exhibition catalogue supplement

Further essays relating to the exhibition.
‘A thrilling getaway with the ultimate Renaissance man’
★★★★★ The Daily Telegraph

‘This terrific exhibition tells us lots about Dürer but also shows us his changing world'
★★★★★ Evening Standard

★★★★ Time Out

'...feast of an exhibition.' Financial Times


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