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The History of the Life of Albrecht D Rer of N Rnberg : With a Translation of His Letters and Journal, and Some Account of His Works
by Charles Heaton and Mrs Charles Heaton

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER II. YEARS OF APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAVEL. (Lehr and Wander-Jahre) The Youth, who daily farther from the East Must travel, still is Nature's Priest, And by the vision splendid Is on his way attended. Wordsworth. AND when I had learnt reading and writing, says Diirer, my father took me from school, and taught me the goldsmith's work. This is all that he tells about the time that he worked under his father as a goldsmith; and we have no certain record of any work done by him at this period, although it is supposed by some that a beautiful silver piece representing the Seven Falls of Christ was executed by him when in his father's workshop. It is stated by Neudorfer and several of Diirer's early biographers, that it was old Diirer's intention to place his son under the great Colmar painter, Martin Schongauer, for instruction, but that the death of this master hindered this design from being carried into execution. But good old Neudorfer appears to have made some blunder on this point. He did not write his Nachrichten until the year 1547, long after all the events he records had occurred, and probably the old man's memory often failed him in exact dates and statements of facts. Certain it is, at all events, that Martin Schongauer's death could not have been the reason why Albrecht did not become his pupil; for although the precise time of the death of this master is still somewhat uncertain, it has been distinctly proved that he lived beyond the year 1484, when Albrecht was thirteen years old, and when, according to Neudorfer, his father conceived the idea of sending him to Colmar. In spite of this discrepancy in Neudorfer's narrative, he has, however, been followed by many subsequent writers, some of whom even go so far as to state not only th...


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  • ISBN-13: 9781458880703
  • ISBN-10: 1458880702
  • Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
  • Publish Date: October 2012
  • Page Count: 124


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