A woodcut by Albrecht Dürer plagiarized by Marcantonio Raimondi, Nuremberg (1504)

Source: Scanned from the copies held in the British Museum

A woodcut by Albrecht Dürer plagiarized by Marcantonio Raimondi, Nuremberg (1504), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Full title:
'Joachim and Anne Meeting at the Golden Gate', a woodcut from Albrecht Dürer's cycle 'Life of the Virgin', plagiarized by Marcantonio Raimondi

Full title original language:
'Anna und Joachim unter der Goldenen Pforte', woodcut from Albrecht Dürer's cycle 'Marienleben'

Since Marcantonio Raimondi omitted the famous monogram from his later copies of Dürer prints after about 1510 (replacing it with an empty tablet), it is plausible that this law-suit did take place. See the full commentary on Dürer in d_1511b.

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  • Thornton, Dora, 'The Use of Dürer Prints as Sources for Italian Renaissance Maiolica', in G. Bartrum (ed.), Albrecht Dürer and his Legacy, (London: British Museum, 2004)

  • Shoemaker, Innis, 'The Engravings of Marcantonio Raimondi' (Lawrence, Kansas, 1981).

  • Pon, Lisa, 'Raphael, Dürer, and Marcantonio Raimondi: Copying and the Italian Renaissance Print' (New Haven and London: Yale U.P., 2004)

  • Lambert, Susan, 'The Image Multiplied: Five Centuries of Printed Reproductions of Painting and Drawings' (London: Abaris Books, 1987)

  • 'Dürer through Other Eyes: his graphic work mirrored in copies and forgeries of three centuries', An exhibition prepared by students in the Williams College/Clark Art Institute Graduate Program in Art History, March 14 to June 15, 1975 (Williamstown, Mass.: Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute, 1975)

  • 'Dürer's Passions', Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (2000),

Related documents in this database:
1511: Imperial Privilege for Albrecht Dürer
1474: Venetian Statute on Industrial Brevets
1486: Marco Antonio Sabellico's Printing Privilege
1568: Giorgio Vasari, Life of Marcantonio of Bologna and Other Engravers of Prints

Author: Albrecht Dürer

Publisher: Albrecht Dürer

Year: 1504

Location: Nuremberg

Language: Other

Source: Scanned from the copies held in the British Museum

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