The Peasants at Market

The Peasants at Market

1519

Albrecht Dürer

(German, 1471-1528)

Engraving

Bequest of Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. 1958.117

Catalogue raisonné: Meder 89

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Description

This quasi-market scene presents Dürer’s commentary on the social and economic role of women in the rural marketplace. In northern Europe during this period, lower class women possessed a certain amount of independence. They could move about the city buying and selling market goods to benefit the household. Here, a man peddles eggs from a large basket as the older woman listens shrewdly to his sales pitch. As indicated by the money purse at her feet, the hens in her hand, and the goods over her shoulder, it is the older woman and not the younger man who wields the position of power in this transaction.

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Collection: 
PR - Engraving
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Engraving

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