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Caravaggio and the Painters of the North

From 21 June to 18 September 2016




Autor:
Caravaggio
Título:
The Musicians, ca. 1594-95
Técnica:
Oil on canvas. 92.1 x 118.4 cm
Ubicacion:
The Metropolitan Museum, New York, Rogers Fund
© 2015. The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Art Resource/Scala, Florence

Biography and Works

Author:
Wolfgang Beurer
Born/Dead:
Active ca. 1480-1500
Date:
Works

Biography




Wolfgang Beurer was identified on the basis of a number of prints signed with the initials WB. with an entwined serpent. This discovery was used by Buchner in 1927 as the starting-point for establishing the artistic identity of this anonymous master whose prints had previously been considered reworkings of compositions by another artist. In 1985 Anzelewsky identified WB. as Wolfgang Beurer on the basis of a drawing of A Man on Horseback in the Muzeum Narodowe in Gdansk, which is dated 1484 and has annotations by Dürer.

Among the works that have been attributed to Beurer is Portrait of a Man, on whose reverse is a depiction of a figure with a coat-of-arms (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

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