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"The Virgin and Child Seated on a Grass Bench" c.1498

RU s. in plate b.c. "AD"
v. stamped "JAMcC"/; inscr. in pencil "79" CRE DURER, Albrecht; (German; 1471-1528) This richly-detailed engraving, with its symbolic elements of the chained monkey (the devil) and flowers significant of Christ's story, dates from shortly after Dürer's first visit to Italy. Schongauer's influence remains in the intricate folds of the Virgin's drapery, but a more classical…