Sitzender nackter Mann mit einem Löwen, Albrecht Dürer
Albrecht Dürer
Sitzender nackter Mann mit einem Löwen
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Albrecht Dürer

Sitzender nackter Mann mit einem Löwen, 1517

min. 146 x min. 198 mm
maximum height
148 mm
maximum width
200 mm
Inventory Number
Object Number
5432 Z
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

Work Data

Basic Information

Sitzender nackter Mann mit einem Löwen
Period Produced
Object Type
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Monogrammiert und datiert oben mittig (mit schwarzem Stift): 1517 / AD
Captions Added Later
Verso Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
  • Nicht vorhanden
Work Catalogues
  • Strauss III.1676.1517/19
  • Panofsky 1948.II.92.899
  • Winkler III.83.670

Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain

Work Content

Motifs and References

Illustrated Passage
  • Claudius Aelianus: De natura animalium, 7, 38
  • Aulus Gellius: Noctes Atticae, 5, 14


  • 31D14(+55) adult man (+ sitting on the ground)
  • 41D91 man (showing himself) undressed, quasi-nude
  • 25F23(LION)(+49) beasts of prey, predatory animals: lion (+ audible means of communication of animal(s): roaring, crying, singing, barking, mewing, neighing, chirping, etc.)

Research and Discussion


Object History
Johann Friedrich Städel (1728–1816), Frankfurt am Main
Nachlass Johann Friedrich Städel, 1816.


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