Portrait of a Young Woman with braided hair
  • Portrait of a Young Woman with braided hair

    TitlePortrait of a Young Woman with braided hair
  • Technique/ MaterialBlack chalk and charcoal on brownish paper. Laid down. Framing line in black ink. Fold.
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 42,3 x 29,4 cm
    Passepartout: (h x b) 65 x 50 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 70 x 55 x
  • DatingMade 1515
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Albrecht Dürer, German, born 1471, dead 1528
  • CategoryDrawings, Free-hand drawings
  • Inventory No.NMH 1855/1863
  • AcquisitionTransferred 1866 from Kongl. Museum
  • Collection Carl Gustaf Tessins samling
  • Description
    Images and media

    The unfocused gaze of the young woman underlines her contemplative expression. No northern European artist had ever captured their model’s personality with such intensity. The artist’s ‘painterly’ execution makes this drawing a work of art in its own right. The identity of the sitter has been the subject of speculation; some say she was the sister of Dürer’s close friend, the humanist Willibald Pirckheimer.