Artist Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471-1528
  • Holy Family with the Butterfly
  • The Holy Family with the Dragonfly (alternate title)
  • The Virgin with the Dragonfly (Illustrated Bartsch) (alternate title)
Date ca. 1495
Medium engraving printed in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Sheet (trimmed within plate mark): 9 3/8 × 7 3/8 inches (23.8 × 18.7 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S390
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Watermark, upper center, outline in pencil: [bear] (Meder 93?)
Stamp, in black, verso: Kupferstichkabinett der Staatlichen Museen, Berlin (Lugt 1606)
Stamp, brown, verso: Kupferstichkabinett der Staatlichen Museen, Berlin (Lugt 2922)
October 18, 1881, Kupferstichkabinett der Staatlichen Museen (Berlin, Germany);
November 1883, (F. Keppel & Co., New York, New York, USA).
Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Dodgson, C. Albrecht Durer. New York, 1967, no. 4.