File:Albrecht Dürer, Selbstbildnis mit 26 Jahren (Prado, Madrid).jpg

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Albrecht Dürer: Self-Portrait  wikidata:Q2388965 
creator QS:P170,Q5580
Albrecht Dürer: Self-Portrait
Object type painting
Depicted people Albrecht Dürer
Date 1498
date QS:P571,+1498-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
Medium oil on panel
medium QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q1348059,P518,Q861259
Dimensions Height: 52 cm (20.4 ″); Width: 41 cm (16.1 ″)
dimensions QS:P2048,52U174728;P2049,41U174728
institution QS:P195,Q160112
Current location
room 55b
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Object history purchased by Philip IV of Spain from Charles I of England
Inscriptions Signature center right: "1498 Das macht Ich nach meiner gestalt Ich war sex und zwanzig Jor alt Albrecht Dürer AD"
English: Dürer painted himself half-length and slightly turned, beside a window that opens onto a mountainous landscape. He wears a white Jerkin with black edging and a shirt with gold lace, long hair, a black and white striped cap with tassels, a brown cape and grey kid gloves. The choice of elegant, aristocratic clothing and the severe gaze he directs at the viewer with haughty serenity indicate Dürer’s wish to show off his social standing.

This work is outstanding for its rich details, the meticulous treatment of qualities, and its brilliant, gold-toned color scheme, all of which complement an impeccably precise drawing.

His satisfaction with his own artistic capacity is manifest in the German inscription on the window ledge, which reads: “1498, I painted it according to my figure. I was twenty-six years old Albrecht Dürer.”
Source/Photographer Museo Nacional del Prado, Galería online
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