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Design for a Stained Glass Window
Design for a Painted Glass with Scene from the New Testament
An Allegory of a Rich Man and a Poor Man (Der Lustige Arme und der Traurige Reiche)
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This artwork is part of Dürer and Beyond: Central European Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1400–1700
This artwork is not on display
The drawing shows Hercules standing at the center choosing between Virtue and Vice, who are shown personified on either side. In the background, small figures are shown heading towards Heaven (behind Virtue) and Hell (behind Vice).
Inscription: Verso, in black ink, partial outline of two female figures traced from recto
Sotheby's, New York sale, January 12, 1994, lot 37; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel , Munich
Stijn Alsteens, Freyda Spira Dürer and Beyond: Central European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1400-1700. New York, 2012, cat. 47 (entry written by Stijn Alsteens); p. xi (introduction written by Stijn Alsteens), ill.
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