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ID: 700002858Record Type: Movable Work
Five figure studies (The desperate man) (etching (print); Dürer, Albrecht (German etcher, 1471-1528) ; [ca. 1515]; Getty Research Institute, Special Collections (Los Angeles, ...; ID Number:2882-098; Accession Number:2010.PR.92*)
Note: The print is generally considered to be the earliest of Dürer's six etchings and may have been an experimental plate in which Dürer incorporated various images. The man on the left bears a resemblance to Dürer's portrait sketch of his brother Endres of 1514 (Vienna, Albertina, SD 1514/31). The sleeping woman at right is reminiscent of Dürer's drawing of a reclining woman next to a drinking fountain (Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum, SD 1514/36). Panofsky interpreted the etching in relation to Melencolia I (1514), proposing to identify the figures as other forms of melancholy, with the central figure signifying choleric melancholy, the sleeping woman phlegmatic melancholy, and the satyr sanguine melancholy. Without monogram. Title from Albrecht Dürer and his Legacy (2002) and Schoch (2001). The print was described by Bartsch as "Cinq études de figures" in Le peintre-graveur (1808), but it has also been referred to as "The Dismayed Husband" (Hüsgen, 1798), "The Bath" (Heller, 1827) and "The Desperate Man" (von Retberg, 1871; Illustrated Bartsch). The print is titled "Der sogenannte Verzweifelnde" in Meder.
Titles:
Five figure studies (The desperate man) (preferred,C,U,RP,English,U,U)
Desperate man (C,U,English,U,U)
Cinq études de figures (C,U,French,U,U)
The Dismayed Husband (C,U,English,U,U)
Der sogenannte Verzweifelnd (C,U,German,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
etching (print) [300041365] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>, prints (visual works), <prints by process or technique>, <prints by process: transfer method>, intaglio prints)
print (visual work) [300041273]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>)

Classifications:
prints (preferred)

Creation Date: [ca. 1515]

Creator Display:
Dürer, Albrecht (German etcher, 1471-1528) [preferred,VP]
etcher Dürer, Albrecht (German printmaker and painter, 1471-1528) [500115493]
Locations:
Current: Getty Research Institute, Special Collections (Los Angeles, Los Angeles county, California, United States) [500353615] Getty Research Institute, J. Paul Getty Trust, Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: ID Number:2882-098; Accession Number:2010.PR.92*
Display Materials: 1 print: etching, b&w
etching (printing process) [300053241]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name), <processes and techniques (processes and techniques)>, <processes and techniques by specific type>, image-making processes and techniques, <printing and printing processes and techniques>, printing processes, intaglio printing processes)

Dimensions: 18.8 x 13.6 cm
General Subject:
human figure(s) (preferred )

Specific Subjects:
melancholy [300055166]
.....(Associated Concepts Facet, Associated Concepts, social science concepts, psychological concepts, emotion, negative emotions) (AAT)
experimental [300137801]
.....(Activities Facet, Functions (Hierarchy Name), functions (activities), <functions by general context>, analytical functions) (AAT)
men (male humans) [300025928]
.....(Agents Facet, People, people (agents), <people by gender>) (AAT)
woman (female human) [300025943]
.....(Agents Facet, People, people (agents), <people by gender>) (AAT)

Inscriptions: "K:N. 79"--in ink on verso.
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Five figure studies (The desperate man)........ [GRISC,VP]
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
Desperate man........ [VP]
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
Cinq études de figures........ [VP]
........ Bartsch, A. Le peintre graveur
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
The Dismayed Husband........ [VP]
........ Hüsgen, Raisonnirendes Verzeichnis aller Kupfer- und Eisenstiche (1778)
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
Der sogenannte Verzweifelnd........ [VP]
........ Meder. Dürer-Katalog
........ GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (2012-)
Subject: ....... [VP]
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Getty Research Institute Special Collections [online] (2005)
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