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Underweysung der messung mit dem zirckel un richt scheyt

Artist:
Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)
Printer:
Printed by Hieronymus Andreae, called Formschneyder (German, 1525–1556)
Date:
1525
Medium:
Woodcut
Dimensions:
Overall: 11 x 8 5/16 x 15/16 in. (28 x 21.1 x 2.4 cm)
Classification:
Books
Credit Line:
The George Khuner Collection, Gift of Mrs. George Khuner, 1981
Accession Number:
1981.1178.10
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 690
Published toward the end of Dürer’s life, Treatise on Measurement (1525) was intended, as the artist declared in its introduction, "not only for painters, but also for goldsmiths, sculptors, stonemasons, carpenters, and all those for whom using measurement is useful." The treatise synthesized a number of classical and contemporary mathematical texts with the knowledge of geometry Dürer had accumulated over a lifetime of artistic practice, in order to train German artists in precision drawing and, by extension, precision thinking.
Marianne Khuner (Mrs. George Khuner); Donor: Marianne Khuner (Mrs. George Khuner)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," March 26, 2012–July 19, 2012.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Picturing Math: Selections from the Department of Drawings and Prints," January 31, 2017–May 1, 2017.

Meder 285.XXVI: 1525 (first German ed. A); Holl.VIl.258.26: German ed. a; VII. 228.284 (Coat-of-arms of Ferdinand I of Hungary)
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