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The sea monster
(c. 1498)

Medium
engraving
Measurements
24.8 × 18.8 cm (image) 25.0 × 19.1 cm (sheet)
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Bartsch 71
Inscription
printed in ink (in image) l.c.: AD (monogram)
dry-stamp l.c.: R.D (in oval) (Alexandre-Pierre-François Robert-Dumesni, Lugt 2200)
inscribed in pencil on reverse u.l.c.: 71
inscribed in pen and brown ink on reverse u.c.: No. 8(?)
stamped in blue ink on reverse l.c.: (bird with outstretched wings within circle) (Rolf Leopold von Retberg; Lugt 2822)
inscribed in pencil on reverse l.c. in H. Wright's hand: -R. L. von Retberg
inscribed in pencil on reverse l.c.: T. D. Barlow
inscribed in pencil on reverse l.l.: GA.
inscribed in pencil on reverse l.c.: B.71
inscribed in pencil on reverse l.l.c.: N. G. Victoria
Accession Number
3483-4
Departments
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1956
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Joe White Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display

Watermark

Albrecht DÜRER
The sea monster (c. 1498) (watermark)
Watermark Form
High Crown With Flourish
References
Meder 20a, Briquet 4911 (found in documents dated 1492 in Linz, Austria, 1495 in Bamberg, Germany, 1496 in Innsbruck, Austria, 1496-1502 in Frankfurt, Germany, 1497 in Marburg, Germany, 1498 in Erfurt, Germany and 1502 in Hochstadt, Germany)
Completeness
partial
Chain Line Interval
33-35 mm
Laid Line Frequency
12-13 per cm
Placement of spacing and wires
141 x 8 [27 I ?] x ?
Wire Side
verso
Radiograph taken from
verso