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Altdorfer family [Altdorffer; Altorfer]locked

  • Charles Talbot


[Altdorffer; Altorfer]

German family of painters, draughtsmen, printmakers and architects. The painter Ulrich Altdorfer (fl 1468–91), who became a Regensburg citizen in 1478, may have been the father of (1) Albrecht Altdorfer and (2) Erhard Altdorfer. The family name undoubtedly derives from one of several towns named Altdorf in Switzerland and Bavaria, though Albrecht Altdorfer’s Regensburg citizenship record (1505) refers to him as a ‘painter from Amberg’.

Hollstein: Ger. Albrecht Altdorfer und sein Kreis (exh. cat. by E. Buchner, Munich, 1938), pp. 147–9 F. Winziger: ‘Neue Zeichnungen Albrecht und Erhard Altdorfers’, Wiener Jahrbuch für Kunstgeschichte [prev. pubd as Jb. Kstgesch.; Jb. Ksthist. Inst.; Kstgesch. Jb. Ksr.-Kön. Zent.-Komm. Erforsch. & Erhaltung Kst. & Hist. Dkml.], 18 (1960), pp. 7–27 F. Winziger: ‘Unbekannte Zeichnungen der Brüder Albrecht und Erhard Altdorfer und des “Meisters der Historia”’, Pantheon: Internationale Zeitschrift für Kunst [cont. as Bruckmanns Pantheon], 24 (1966), pp. 24–7 Prints and Drawings of the Danube School...

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F. W. H. Hollstein: German Engravings, Etchings and Woodcuts, c. 1400–1700 (Amsterdam, 1954–)