Feast of the Rosary

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The Feast of the Rosary (German: Rosenkranzfest) is a 1506 oil painting by Albrecht Dürer, now in the National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic. According to Czechoslovakian art historian Jaroslav Pešina, it is “probably the most superb painting that a German master has ever created.” The work also relates to a series of artworks commissioned by Maximilian I, his Burgundian subjects or figures close to his family to commemorate the Duchess Mary of Burgundy, Maximilian’s first wife and to provide the focus for a cult-like phenomenon that associated her name-saint the Virgin Mary.

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Giclee Print – Paper:
Giclee print on premium archival quality Fine Art Matte paper. Certificate of Authenticity included. Shipped rolled and ready to be framed.

Giclee Print – Canvas:
Exhibition quality canvas stretched over wooden stretcher bars w/mirrored edge so none of the original image is lost. Certificate of Authenticity included. Ready to hang on your wall.

SKU: TRG-PRINT-INET-000240 Categories: , Tag: Artist: Dürer, Albrecht


The work was initially commissioned by Jakob Fugger, an intermediary between emperor Maximilian I and Pope Julius II, during the painter’s stay as the banker’s guest in Augsburg, though it was produced whilst the painter was in Venice.

The contract was renewed in the Italian city by the fraternity of traders from Nuremberg (Dürer’s hometown) and from other German cities, the latter being supported by the Fugger family. These traders were particularly active in the Fondaco dei Tedeschi and their fraternity had been founded in Strasbourg by Jakob Sprenger in 1474. According to the contract, the painting was to be finished before May 1506 and then hung in the German national church in Venice, San Bartolomeo on the Rialto. It also stated it was to portray the Feast of the Rosary – German expatriates in Venice were particularly devoted to Our Lady of the Rosary.

Feast of the Rosary, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Feast_of_the_Rosary&oldid=1079213814 (last visited Aug. 9, 2022).

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