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The Painter's Father
After Albrecht Dürer

The painter's father was a Nuremberg goldsmith of Hungarian origin. Dürer had already painted him seven years earlier, in 1490.

Several versions of the portrait are known. This one is probably the picture presented to Charles I by the City of Nuremberg in 1636. Although the face is quite skilfully painted, the painting is probably a copy after a lost original by Dürer.

Key facts
Artist After Albrecht Dürer
Artist dates 1471 - 1528
Full title The Painter's Father
Date made 1497
Medium and support Oil on lime
Dimensions 51 x 40.3 cm
Inscription summary Signed; Dated and inscribed
Acquisition credit Bought, 1904
Inventory number NG1938
Location in Gallery Room 65
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