Portrait of a Windisch farmer (1505) by Albrecht Durer

Portrait of a Windisch farmer - Albrecht Durer - 1505

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of a Windisch farmer
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationMuseum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

About Portrait of a Windisch farmer

The image you provided appears to depict a drawing or engraving that could be similar in style to the work of Albrecht Dürer, a master of the Northern Renaissance, known for his detailed and precise artwork. Dating back to 1505, if this were a genuine piece, it would likely be a portrait of a Windisch (possibly referring to a person from Wenden, a term used for Slavic people) farmer, resonating with the genre of portraiture that was popular during the Northern Renaissance. The artwork, as claimed, belongs to the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The portrait features a side profile of an individual that appears to be a woman based on the style of the headwear and the facial features depicted. She wears a headpiece decorated with patterns and possibly adorned with beads or jewels. The rendition of the face shows a naturalistic representation, with attention to the contour lines of the profile, the delicate rendering of the nose, and the thoughtful expression in the eyes. The work showcases Dürer’s skillful craftsmanship and his stylistic approach characterizing the Northern Renaissance, marked by meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to realism.

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