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The Lamentation Over the Dead Christ

Photo: Elizabeth Mann

The Lamentation Over the Dead Christ

16th century

Albrecht Altdorfer

German, 1480-1538

Pen and ink with white heightening on prepared paper
7 1/2 in. (19.05 cm)
Diam.: 6 1/8 in.
LeRoy M. Backus Collection
Provenance: S.S. Scheikevitch (Lugt 2367); E. Rodrigues (Lugt 897); L. Rosenthal, Bern; LeRoy M. Backus collection; bequest from Mr. Backus to Seattle Art Museum, accessioned 1952
Photo: Elizabeth Mann
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySan Francisco, California, Golden Gate International Exposition, 1940.

San Francisco, California, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1941.

Portland, Oregon, Portland Art Museum, 1946.

New York, New York, Schaeffer Galleries, Master Drawings 15th to the 19th Century, Apr. 1941.

New York, New York, Schaeffer Galleries, The Backus Collection at the Schaeffer Galleries, Nov. 1948. Cat. no. 9, reproduced.
Published References"Handzeichnungen Deutscher Meister, 15, 16 Jahr." Berlin: 1851; pl. 56.

Becker, H.L. "Die Handzeichnungen Albrecht Altdorfers." Munich: 1938, no. 99.

Frankfurter, A. "Art News Annual 1939." 1939, pl. 21, p. 185.

Seattle Art Museum. "Le Roy M. Backus Memorial Collection." Seattle: Seattle Art Museum, 1952; cat. no. 3, reproduced.

Mandowsky, Edna. Old Master Drawings: Seattle Art Museum Collection Guide. Seattle, Washington: Seattle Art Museum, 1980; cat. no. 3, p. 18.

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