A Knight and his Lady (c.1508)
(Pen and Brown Ink - Guise Bequest 1765)
The drawing was used by the celebrated Vischer foundry in Nuremberg to cast bronze epitaphs for two different tombs, that of Count Hermann VIII von Henneberg in Römhild and Count Friedrich II von Hohenzollern in Hechingen.
The varied use of drawings and the importance of this sheet to Dürer can be understood in the fact that the female figure was also used as a model for Salomé's maidservant in Dürer's woodcut The Beheading of St John the Baptist of 1510.
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