As long as the young artist wandered, his father matched his bride. Agnes Frey. The daughter of Hans Frey is a tinkerer, a mechanic, a musician. Two hundred gulden will be given to her. Apparently, these days, and refers to the portrait of Agnes – a cursory drawing pen.
In the picture – a girl in a house dress and apron. She was hastily combed – strands of hair are being beaten out of her braid and her face does not seem beautiful, although every century has her own ideas about female beauty. She dipped her hand, she dozed off – that’s right, she got busy: there are a lot of things before the wedding.
The groom has come into the house to the future test. Carefully combed, elegantly dressed, with a gift to the bride, Albrecht Durer opened the door to the house and caught the napping Agnes. This he drew. A fleeting sketch did not flatter the bride. He hesitated, as if checking himself, how they sounded and what those short words meant, he wrote under the picture: “My Agnes.” In the whole history of their long marriage These are the only gentle words written by Durer about his wife.