A little-known collector and the early reception of Durer's self-portraits

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Abstract

A document in the Stadtbibliothek, Nuremberg, provides evidence that the collector Georg Romer owned a self-portrait by Albrecht Durer in the 1550s. He seems to have made a life-time bequest of the work to the city, perhaps to encourage the formation of a gallery of famous artists that would parallel his commission of the first German collection of artists' lives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-114
Number of pages7
JournalBurlington Magazine
Volume162
Issue number1403
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020

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