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Albrecht Dürer

ALBRECHT DÜRER

FOUR BOOKS ON HUMAN PROPORTIONS, 1528

"In the following, I want to describe and sketch a young child, and to do this I need order for the specified images".

The measurement of a child was something completely new. Dürer chose a corpulent, chubby-faced child aged around two or three. This appearance was a sign of health at the time.