File:Selbstporträt, by Albrecht Dürer, from Prado in Google Earth.jpg

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Albrecht Dürer: Self-Portrait  wikidata:Q2388965 
Artist
Albrecht Dürer: Self-Portrait
Title
Self-portrait
Object type painting
Description
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.”
Date 1498
Medium oil on panel
QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q1348059,P518,Q861259
Dimensions Height: 52 cm (20.4 in); Width: 41 cm (16.1 in)
dimensions QS:P2048,52U174728;P2049,41U174728
room 55b
Accession number
P021791
Object history The work was acquired by Felipe IV at the auction of Charles the First of England
Inscriptions Signature right [Das malt ich nach meaner gestalt / Ich war sex und zwanzig Jor alt / Albrecht Dürer] [I painted this from my own appearance; I was twenty-six years old]
References Museo del Prado
Zitzlsperger, Dürers Pelz und das Recht im Bild (books.google.de), S. 20
Source/Photographer The Prado in Google Earth: Home - 7th level of zoom, JPEG compression quality: 9.
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