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La Passion Dürer

Twenty-five years on from its inauguration at the Musée Jenisch Vevey, the Cabinet cantonal des estampes presents "La Passion Dürer", a celebration of one of the leading figures in the history of engraving. Collected in the 1970s by those convinced that the Canton of Vaud should have an institution dedicated to the art of printmaking, Albrecht Dürer of Nuremberg (1471-1528) is in some ways the starting point of the institution that now marks its anniversary.

This publication looks at the relationship between Dürer and Switzerland: featuring a complete presentation of the Dürer engravings conserved at Vevey, it also examines the ideas that emerged from his time in Basel and Zurich, the history of Dürer print collecting in Switzerland, and the reception of those works down the centuries.