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Albrecht Dürer the Elder with a Rosary, Albrecht Dürer, early 1490. Oil on oak panel, 47.5 cm × 39.5 cm. Uffizi Gallery, Florence.

Albrecht Dürer the Elder (German: Albrecht Dürer der Ältere, often abbreviated Albrecht Dürer d. Ä.; Hungarian: Ajtósi Albert;[1][nb 1] c.1427 – before 20 September 1502) was a Hungarian goldsmith and the father of the Northern Renaissance painter Albrecht Dürer. He was born in Ajtós, near Gyula in Hungary, where his father Antal was a goldsmith.[1] In 1455, seeking wider commercial opportunities, he moved to Nuremberg,[1] where he died. He is the subject of several of his son's portraits.

FootnoteEdit

  1. ^ His German and Hungarian surnames were historically also anglicised Duerer and Ajtossy[2] respectively.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Radvánszky, Béla (1896). Magyar családélet és háztartás a XVI. és XVII. században (in Hungarian). 1. Budapest: Első Kötet. p. 269. Retrieved 8 August 2019 – via Hathi Trust.; reprinted as Radvánszky (báró), Béla (1986) [1896]. Emőke, László; Kolba, Judit H.; Vadászi, Erzsébet (eds.). Magyar családélet és háztartás a XVI. és XVII. században (in Hungarian). 1. Helikon. p. 115. ISBN 9789632076072.
  2. ^ Gelléri, Morice, ed. (1896). The Millennial Realm of Hungary; Its Past and Present. Translated by Horowitz, John. Budapest: Czottel & Deutsch. p. 119 – via Google Books. Albert Dürer e.g. was a young Hungarian nobleman, and his father lived near Gyula; his name was Ajtossy.

Further readingEdit

  • Egon Erwin Kisch (1930). "Nachforschungen nach Dürers Ahnen." Der rasende Reporter. Berlin. pp. 189–198
  • Heinrich Kohlhaussen (1968). Nürnberger Goldschmiedekunst des Mittelalters und der Dürerzeit. 1240 bis 1540. Deutscher Verlag für Kunstwissenschaft, Berlin. pp. 504–531
  • Hans Rupprich (1959), "Dürer, Albrecht der Ältere", Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB) (in German), 4, Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 163–164
  • Kurt Pilz (1985). "Der Goldschmied Albrecht Dürer d.Ä. Ein Beitrag zur Identifikation seiner Arbeiten und der Bildnisse, die ihn darstellen." Mitteilungen des Vereins für Geschichte der Stadt Nürnberg. Vol 72, pp. 67–74. online
  • Fedja Anzelewsky (1991). Albrecht Dürer. 2 volumes. Deutscher Verlag für Kunstwissenschaft, Berlin. ISBN 3-87157-137-7
  • Dr. Klára Perjési (2008). A nyitott ajtók és DÜRER und die offenen Türen - dual language, German-Hungarian - Dürer Druckerei GmbH, Gyula. ISBN 978-963-9792-07-4

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