Artworks and Artists
The Large Horse

The Large Horse,
Dürer, Albrecht
engraving on laid paper
16.6 x 11.7 cm


In addition to the human figure, horses played an important part in Dürer's lifelong obsession with ideal beauty and proper proportions. The question of human proportion, sparked during his travels in Italy, persisted throughout his career and culminated in the publication of the Manual of Measurement and The Four Books on Human Proportion, published posthumously.