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
Status
Can be presented in the study hall of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Temptation of the Idler (The Dream of the Doctor)
Artist
Period Produced
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Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Monogrammiert unten Mitte: AD
Work Catalogues
  • Bartsch VII.91.76
  • Meder 1932.98.70
  • Schoch/Mende/ Scherbaum 1.65.18
  • Hollstein German VII.64.70
  • TIB 1001.076

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Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum

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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06.08.2019