Portrait of Willibald Pirkheimer by Albrecht Durer

Portrait of Willibald Pirkheimer by Albrecht Durer

The portrait of his good friend Durer wrote more than once: in the collection of the painter there are both portraits made with paint and a lot of engravings. One can also find plot images, where the character of our hero can be easily discerned in the image of various heroes, easily recognizable by the unnatural curvature of the nose and thick face.

However, when considering this engraving, it is felt that Durer wanted to create not a simple portrait, which in general will remind others of his friend. He carefully prescribed every detail of appearance, because in them there is the hero’s personality.

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