The Young Peasant and His Wife, Albrecht Dürer
Albrecht Dürer
The Young Peasant and His Wife
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Albrecht Dürer

The Young Peasant and His Wife, ca. 1497


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107 x 75 mm
Inventory Number
31397
Object Number
31397 D
Acquisition
Ancient holdings; acquired before 1825
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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With a showy gesture, the young peasant is fairly shouting at his companion. Contrary to the work’s traditional title, she is unmarried, as we know from her bare head. She nevertheless appears little impressed by her suitor’s grandiloquent advance. Here Dürer availed himself of the peasant satire, a genre popular among townsfolk. The figures and their relationship almost give the impression of having been observed ‘live’.

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14.05.2024