A Lady on Horseback and a Lansquenet


Albrecht Dürer ( German, 1471 - 1528 )

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General Description

As with many of Albrecht Dürer's early engravings, the exact meaning of the subject of this print remains uncertain. Some scholars have suggested that it may represent a noblewoman in love with her squire.

Excerpt from

Carl Wuellner, DMA Label copy (1977.11) for With Black Lines Only: Engravings and Woodcuts by Albrecht Dürer, December 2003

Web Resources

  • Inside Albrecht Dürer's Studio- Engraving
    Watch this demonstration and explanation of the engraving process created by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute for the exhibition, The Strange World of Albrecht Dürer (November 14, 2010- March 13, 2011).