Albrecht Durer in Malta [Hardback]

John Azzopardi (Author)

ISBN: 9789993276043 | Published by: Midsea Books | Year of Publication: 2021 | Language: English 192p, H300 x W220 (mm) 65
Status: Not yet published - advance orders taken

Albrecht Durer in Malta


The first comprehenisve study of a unique collection of Durer’s Life of Virgin and Small Passion series kept at the Mdina Cathedral Museum, Malta. The volume includes a biography of the artist including an appreaisal of his work. Furthermore, the book gives a historical background of how these sets of superb lithographs arrived in Malta. The book also includes a catalogue entry for each of the lithographs in the set two series in Malta.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: Albrecht Durer: Life and Works
A Painting by Durer in sixteenth century Malta
The Mdina Collection: Albrecht Durer’s Prints
Acquisition and earlier provenancies
The Collection in the Old Sacristies
Its transfer to the Museum in the palace of the Old Seminary
The contribution of the German Embassy and the German Maltese Circle
Restorations, exhibitions, publications and promotion
PART TWO: The Prints
General comments on the Mdina collection: brief historical background
The Life of the Virgin series
The Small Passion series
Other prints by Durer
Copies after Durer
Contemporary copies
The Bamberg Apocalypse
The Early German School: Pupils and Early Followers of Durer
Hans Sebald Beham: The Antedeluvian Patriarchs
Speculum Passionis: Schaufelein, Baldung and Kulmback
Hans Baldung Grien and Aldegrever
Other Woodcuts by Albrecht Durer
The Man of Sorrows. Title-page to The Great Passion
Christ in Limbo from The Great Passion
Mary Queen of Heaven
The Little Mount Calvary
St Christopher
Copperplate Engravings by Durer with Reugious and Secular Themes
Contemporary copies after Albrecht Durer

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