Altdorfer (or Altorfer), Albert

Altdorfer (Or Altorfer), Albert a German painter and engraver, was born at Altdorf, in Bavaria. in 1488. He probably studied under Albert Durer There are some of his paintings at Ratisbon which are much praised. He was quite distinguished among that class of engravers called "the little masters." He executed over one hundred and seventy prints, of which the following are a few of the principal ones. The Virgin and Infant, with two. children, one holding a pot, dated 1507: — The Repose in Egypt: — The Virgin Sitting, with the Child upon her knee, and St. Joseph standing by, with a staff in his hand: — Our Saviour on the Cross. There are many other historical and mythological subjects, and some wood-cuts. History gives no account of his death.

 
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