Portrait of Matthew Landauer (1511) by Albrecht Durer

Portrait of Matthew Landauer - Albrecht Durer - 1511

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of Matthew Landauer
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationStadelsches Kunstinstitut und Stadtische Galerie (Stadel), Frankfurt am Main, Germany

About Portrait of Matthew Landauer

The “Portrait of Matthew Landauer” was created by the renowned German artist Albrecht Dürer in 1511. This artwork is from the Northern Renaissance period and is categorized as a portrait. It is currently housed at the Städel Museum, also known as the Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

The artwork itself is a sketched portrait, predominantly in monochrome, featuring a side view of a man with distinctive facial features. The subject, presumably Matthew Landauer, has a prominent nose and a long, wavy beard that flows down from his chin. The individual is looking to the right with a pensive expression, and his gaze does not meet the viewer. The texture of the hair and beard is finely detailed, showing Dürer’s skillful use of line to create depth and character. The artist’s signature and the date of the artwork, “1511,” are inscribed at the bottom, confirming its authenticity and timeline. The drawing presents a fine example of the attention to individual characteristics and naturalism that were hallmarks of Northern Renaissance portraiture.

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