The Temptation of the Idler (The Dream of the Doctor), Albrecht Dürer
Albrecht Dürer
The Temptation of the Idler (The Dream of the Doctor)
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Albrecht Dürer

The Temptation of the Idler (The Dream of the Doctor), ca. 1498


Blatt
189 x 121 mm
Inventory Number
31390
Object Number
31390 D
Acquisition
Acquired in 1850
Status
On display, Department of Prints and Drawings Exhibition Gallery

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Temptation of the Idler (The Dream of the Doctor)
Artist
Period Produced
Object Type
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Monogrammiert in der Platte unten mittig: AD
Captions Added Later
Verso bezeichnet (mit der Feder in Braun): Richard Ford / 18[?]21 [nicht bei Lugt] / Bartsch [...] 76; (mit Bleistift): cat / B P. G. t VII page 91 No 76 Le Songe / superbe épreuve très rare
Verso Stempel der Sammlung Heinrich Friedrich de la Motte-Fouquet, Köln (Lugt 778)
Verso Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356)
Watermark
  • Nicht vorhanden
Work Catalogues
  • Hollstein German VII.64.70
  • TIB 1001.076
  • Schoch/Mende/ Scherbaum 1.65.18
  • Meder 1932.98.70
  • Bartsch VII.91.76

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 1850

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions

Iconclass

Primary
  • 11N37 Sloth, Indolence, 'Acedia', 'Desidia'; 'Accidia' (Ripa) ~ personification of one of the Seven Deadly Sins
  • 41D92 woman (showing herself) undressed, quasi-nude
  • 49G1 physician, doctor
  • 31B12 sleeping in chair
Secondary
Associative
  • 31B3 dream
  • 11K devil(s) and demons
  • 92C454 Venus and Cupid (Cupid not being mere attribute)

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22.11.2022