St. Bridget of Sweden (c. 1303–1373).
Revelationes sancte Birgitte.
Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 21 Sept. 1500.
By 1500, Dürer had established a highly successful workshop in Nuremberg where he employed several gifted assistants. Although the 29 woodcut illustrations for this edition of
St. Bridget’s Revelationes traditionally were assigned to Dürer, now all but one of them are believed to be by assistants who contributed finished drawings on the basis of their master’s general sketches. Only the exhibited woodcut illustrating the elaborate coat-of-arms of the Holy Roman Emperor, Maximilian I (1459–1519), at whose request the book was printed, is accepted as a design by Dürer himself.