Albrecht Dürer (Nuremberg 1471-1528)
Portrait of Philipp Melanchthon
Signed by the artist in monogram (lower centre): ‘AD’; inscribed and dated in plaque at bottom of sheet: '1526/ VIVENTIS . POTVIT . DVRERIVS . ORA . PHILIPPI / MENTEM . NON . POTVIT . PINGERE . DOCTA / MANVS'
Engraving on laid paper
6 ½ x 5 in. (16.7 x 12.8 cm.)
Executed in 1526