Albrecht Altdorfer (German, c. 1480-1538)
Pen and brown ink and brush and white gouache, framing lines in black ink, Sheet: 19.1 x 12.6 cm (7 1/2 x 4 15/16 in.); Secondary Support: 20 x 13 cm (7 7/8 x 5 1/8 in.). John L. Severance Fund 1948.440
The majority of Altdorferâ€™s surviving drawings are chiaroscuro, made with pen and black or dark-brown ink, highlighted with white gouache applied with a brush, on dark-colored paper. The technique was used widely among northern artists in the early 16th century. Here, finely painted white brushstrokes define Salomeâ€™s elaborate garments and billowing, plumed headdress, emphasizing the figureâ€™s emergence from a deeply shadowed background.
Cma 1949a ; cma 1955c; cma 1958-59; cma 1960b; cma 1966-67a; New Haven et al. 1969-70, 37, under no. 22, 44-45, no. 40, pl. 23; cma 1982-83b; cma 1983f; cma 1991a; cma 1993b.The Cleveland Museum of Art (8/27/00 - 10/17/00); NY, NY: The Pierpont Morgan Library (5/24/01- 8/19/01); Museum of Fine Arts Houston (10/14/01 - 1/6/02); "Master Drawings from The Cleveland Museum of Art", exh. cat. no. 61, pp.152-153; p.292.CMA, "Treasures on Paper from the Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art" (Mar. 9, 2014-Jun. 8, 2014)
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