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Identification and Creation
Object Number
G21
People
Heinrich Aldegrever, German (Paderborn, Germany 1502 - after 1555 Soest, Germany)
Title
Self-Portrait
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Self-Portrait of the Artist at the Age of Twenty-Eight
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1530
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Germany
Culture
German
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/277505
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Engraving printed in black ink on white antique laid paper
Technique
Engraving
Dimensions
plate: 14.7 × 10.5 cm (5 13/16 × 4 1/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: in design, top: ALDEGREVERS HEC EST PRAESENS PICTORIS IMAGO / HENRICI . PROPRIAE QVAM GENVERE MANVS: / ANNO SVE AETATIS XXVIII:
  • inscription: in design, bottom: ANNO . DOMINI . M . D . XXX :
  • collector's mark: verso, brown ink: L. Krones 1829 [Ludwig Krones (Lugt 1593)]
  • collector's mark: verso, black ink: CMeister 1848 . [Karl August (Carl) Meister (Lugt 1808)]
  • inscription: in design, at right edge, centered: AG [monogram]
  • inscription: verso, graphite and red chalk, apparently in the same hand: 1886 [graphite, above:] 1886 [red chalk, struck through in graphite]
  • inscription: verso, graphite and brown ink: 39 44 [in brown ink, struck through in brown ink, with graphite lines below and to each side of 44 and the graphite inscription below:] AuctiW[?]
  • inscription: verso, various graphite inscriptions: Henr. Aldegrever / son Portrait / Bartsch [illeg.] / N. 44 / origl / petz No44.[long illeg. inscr.]oi / g. / [illeg., underlined] / copi [underlined] / Cl / 916
  • collector's mark: verso, purple stamp with graphite numbering within: [Gray Collection accession stamp (Lugt 4836)] 21
Provenance
Francis Calley Gray, bequest to nephew, 1856.
William Gray, gift to Harvard University, 1857.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
State
i/ii
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein 188, Bartsch 188
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of William Gray from the collection of Francis Calley Gray
Object Number
G21
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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