Altdorfer, Albrecht

Albrecht Altdorfer was an important early practitioner of perspective in Germany. Panofsky (1927, Abb.40) discussed the preparatory drawing (Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett) to his Birth of the Virgin (Geburt der Maria, Munich, Alte Pinakothek, c.1520). Harnest (1971) analysed this, his Saint Florian Altar (1518); his woodcut of a Praying Cleric in Front of Mary (Betender Geistlicher vor der Maria, c.1519), his coloured woodcut of the Beautiful Maria (Die schцne Maria, c.1519-1520) and a drawing of the Interior of a Church in Gothic Style (Inneres einer Kirche in Gotischer Architekturrahmen, 1518); his engraving of the Entrance to the Synagogue at Regensburg (Vorhalle der Synagoge von Regensburg, 1519); Susannah at the Bath, (Susanna am Bade, Munich, Alte Pnakothek, c.1526) and his Birth of Christ (Die Geburt Christi, Berlin, c.1530-1535, which the Berlin Catalogue dated c.1513).