Albrecht Dürer - A Man in a Fur Coat, 1521

Albrecht Dürer (Nuremberg, 1471 - 1528, Nuremberg)

A Man in a Fur Coat, 1521

Oil on oak panel , 50.6 x 32.9 cm (19 15/16 x 12 15/16 in.)


Painted, according to the inscription at the top center, in 1521. At that time Durer was traveling in the Netherlands. The stern, unflattering characterization is typical of the artist's work. In the face especially, the picture has suffered from loss of the original paint, but even so, it retains much of the sitter's personality and of the artist's powerful draftsmanship.