Aegidius Sadeler II (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1568–1629 Prague)
After Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)
Engraving, ca. 1597 , Landscape with the Virgin and Child, Etching and engraving after Madonna with a multitude of Animals, a watercolor by Albrecht Dürer listed in The Complete Drawings of Albrecht Durer, vol. 2: 1500-1505, ed. Walter L. Strauss (NY: Abaris Books, 1974), 1503/22, p. 696, .
The drawing, formerly the property of the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II (who appointed Sadeler Imperial Printmaker) is currently in the Albertina Museum in Vienna, along with many other works formerly belonging to Rudolf II. The infant Jesus holds a bird, a symbol of his Passion to come. St. Joseph can be seen at right with a stork.
good impression mounted on paper
Image size: 348mm x 245mm.
Rabbitskin glue traces around
LeBlanc 35, Nagler 92, Hollstein 72 ii/ii, The Illustrated Bartsch 75 ii/iv.
The work was almost certainly done when the artist was in Prague.