A Guide to the Prints of Albrecht Dürer in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin
- Explores a selection of superlative prints by Dürer from the Chester Beatty Library’s collection
Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) trained as an artist in Nuremberg during the last quarter of the fifteenth century in the tradition of medieval painters, strongly influenced by the Flemish and German Gothic styles. Two visits to Italy and contact with Bellini, Mantegna and the Venetian school, as well as with the leading Humanists of the day, changed his outlook as he absorbed the artistic and theoretical fundamentals of the Italian Renaissance. This guide explores 50 of the prints by Albrecht Dürer that can be found in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin. This collection, formed by the Anglo-American mining millionaire Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875-1968), contains over 120 examples of Dürer’s work and spans most of his career.