Albrecht Durer

Witch riding backwards on a goat

Initialled 'AD' (lower right)


Circa 1500

4.7/8 x 2.3/4in. (11.7 x 7cm.)

Literature: Bartsch 67; Medr 68

In the process of being framed in limed wood behind glass, in a crisp white mount floated.

This painting refers to the natural order of life being reversed by witchcraft, interestingly even the 'D' in Durer's signature is back to front and one of the angels is standing on its head.