Tuesday, August 9, 2016

500-Year-Old Albrecht Dürer Engraving Found in French Flea Market

By AFP Berlin
FRANCE---An art collector has donated a lost work by the German artist Albrecht Dürer to a Stuttgart museum after discovering it in a French flea market being sold for just a few euros.The copperplate engraving, Maria Crowned by an Angel, was made in 1520 and remained in very good condition, said Anette Frankenberger, an expert at the Staatsgalerie art museum. Dürer was born in 1471 in Nuremberg, southern Germany. He travelled through Italy in his 20s and quickly established a reputation as one of the greatest Renaissance artists. [link]
The Staatsgalerie Stuttgart is considering how to display the engraving. Photograph: AFP/Getty