Hans Tucher (1499) by Albrecht Durer

Hans Tucher - Albrecht Durer - 1499

Artwork Information

TitleHans Tucher
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Hans Tucher

The artwork titled “Hans Tucher” was created by Albrecht Dürer in 1499. It is an oil painting on panel that reflects the Northern Renaissance art movement. The genre of this work is a portrait, and it is currently held in a private collection.

The painting depicts a man in profile facing to the left, set against a detailed landscape background. The subject wears a black hat and a coat with what appears to be a dark fur collar, suggestive of a status of wealth or importance during the time period. The man’s expression is contemplative and serious, with a slight firmness to his lips and a focused gaze. His long hair falls in waves to just below his shoulders, emphasizing the fashion of the time. The background includes a red patterned portion on the top left, which contrasts with the blue sky and mountainous landscape scenery on the right, depicting a sense of depth and space beyond the subject. The artist’s attention to detail is remarkable, capturing nuances of the face and fabrics with precision. Dürer’s skill in rendering both the physical likeness and the character of the sitter is apparent, and this portrait exemplifies the emphasis on individualism that was a hallmark of Renaissance portraiture. The year of the portrait and the age of the subject, 43, are inscribed at the top of the painting, which was common in Dürer’s work.

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