The Netherlands diary

One of six decorative patterns of a knot; round shape of intertwined strapwork with an empty, disc in the centre, in the four corners single knots with ornamental foliage. Woodcut
One of six decorative patterns of a knot; round shape of intertwined strapwork with an empty, disc in the centre, in the four corners single knots with ornamental foliage. Woodcut

Entry from ‘Albrecht Dürer and his Legacy’ BM exh. cat. 2002, no.103:
‘This woodcut design for ornament is one of six ‘knots’, as Dürer referred to them in his Netherlands diary (see Goris and Marlier, p. 81) copied after six engravings of c. 1490-1500 thought to be designed by Leonardo da Vinci

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