Portrait of Captain Felix Hungersperg, kneeling by Albrecht Durer

Portrait of Captain Felix Hungersperg, kneeling - Albrecht Durer -

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of Captain Felix Hungersperg, kneeling
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance

About Portrait of Captain Felix Hungersperg, kneeling

The artwork titled “Portrait of Captain Felix Hungersperg, kneeling” is created by the renowned artist Albrecht Dürer, who is associated with the Northern Renaissance movement. This particular piece falls into the genre of portraiture.

The artwork in question is a drawing that depicts Captain Felix Hungersperg in a kneeling posture. The captain is shown with a distinct, fashionably pointed beard and moustache, reflecting the styles of the time. His hair is styled in elaborately coiffed braids. He is dressed in what appears to be a elaborate attire with puffed shoulders and detailed fabric textures which Albrecht Dürer has captured with attentive line work.

The captain holds a large shield bearing a coat of arms, which is divided into quarters with heraldic symbols including eagles. The presence of the shield is significant, suggesting the sitter’s nobility or military role. Dürer’s precision in line and keen observation in detailing textures and fabric is evident, displaying his mastery in engraving and drawing, staples of the Northern Renaissance’s attention to detail and craftsmanship.

Given the nature of the drawing, it is likely meant to be a study or a preliminary work for a more finished portrait or engraving. The hand-written inscriptions around the figure may indicate the identity of the subject as well as some notes by the artist or those who cataloged the work subsequently.

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