Self-Portrait at 13
Albrecht Dürer
Self-Portrait at 13
Albrecht Dürer (German, Northern Renaissance, 1471–1528): Self-Portrait at 13, 1484. Silverpoint on paper. Graphische Sammlung, Albertina, Vienna, Austria.



"It is, however, the self-portraits of Duerer that give us the greatest insight into his character and beliefs. The first, drawn when he was just 13, depicts the soft features of a young boy, sketched with great confidence and skill. Duerer was rightly proud of his achievement and years later he added the inscription: 'This I drew, using a mirror; it is my own likeness, in the year 1484, when I was still a child.’ (Martin Bailey, “Durer")



About the artist, Albrecht Dürer: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/durr/hd_durr.htm