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


Blatt
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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About the Work

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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Title
The Young Peasant and His Wife
Artist
Period Produced
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Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Monogrammiert in der Platte unten mittig: AD
Captions Added Later
Verso bezeichnet (mit Bleistift): 83
Verso Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
Watermark
  • Hohe Krone

Property and Acquisition

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Departement
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Ancient holdings; acquired before 1825

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Primary

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19.02.2024