In Focus | in-depth analysis
Our featured In Focus film looks at one of the oldest original masterpieces we have ever handled at Goldmark: Albrecht Dürer's Small Passion.
First published in 1511, these exquisite woodcuts established Dürer's reputation as the preeminent artist of the German Renaissance.
Featured In Focus | The First Edition of Albrecht Dürer's Small Passion Woodcuts
Our featured In Focus film tells the story behind Dürer's seminal Small Passion suite and the extraordinary skill that went into its production.
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