Local artist Charles W. Aragon may have come across a treasure at a Holloman yard sale.
CHECK OUT THIS NONSENSE. IT’S AKIN TO SOMEONE WHO TRIED TO SELL ME a Duerer wood carving because someone in Hungary stamped a piece of paper in 1910 that the carving was real. WOW, NO ONE THOUGHT THAT THE EAST EUROPEANS WOUlD SIGN OFF ON ANYTHING? The date stamp was 1910. ALWAYS A SUCKER around.
BTW, I could have it for a mere $7.6 million-TOO bad I had to tell the guy it was from a church statue carved in the 1800’s, he got to keep his treasure.
The image is etched on bone. The picture, “Knight, Death, and the Devil,” was originally drawn by Albrecht Dürer. He was a noted German artist, born in 1471 and died 1528. He was also a scientist, writer, mathematician, engraver and painter.
His most noted works include the Knight, Death, and the Devil, dated 1513, Saint Jerome in his Study, 1514, and Melencolia I also 1514.
THIS IS HOMEWORK? DO YOU NOTICE THAT NO ONE OF ANY REPUTATION WANTS TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS? AND BY THE WAY, DER REUTER, AS THE DUERERS CALLED THIS PRINT IS 9 3/4 x 7 5/8 inches, NOT WHAT IS QUOTED BELOW as correct dimensions.
Aragon has done his homework. He has contacted an NMSU-A art teacher, a local art gallery and then started calling further afield, a New York art gallery and finally, the Albrecht Dürer Museum in Nuremberg, Germany.
REALLY, THIS IDIOT HAS DONE HIS HOME WORK?
Aragon said the museum is interested in buying the piece if it can be authenticated. WHAT CURATOR? The curator confirmed that Dürer did engravings on bone and ivory. He also confirmed that the size 8 inches by 7 inches is correct. SHALL I SAY THIS AGAIN, DER REUTER WAS PRINTER ON PAPER 9 3/4 X 7 5/8 PAPER. SO HOW IS 8 X 7 CORRECT?
However, Aragon’s investigation stalled. No one in the U.S. he has contacted to date knows of anyone who can verify the piece. Even the representative of the Dürer Museum knew of no one who could authenticate it.
The curator warned Aragon against shipping the engraving anywhere. If it is an original, the picture is to valuable to ship.
NO IT’S ACTUALLY A PIECE OF CRAP THAT SOME BORED SAILOR OR SOMEONE HAD A LOT OF TIME ON HIS HANDS.
ETCHED ON BONE? REALLY, WELL LET’S SEE. DURER LIVED IN A LAND LOCKED COUNTRY, IS THE TYPE OF BONE REVEALED? GEE IN 1520, OFF THE COAST OF HOLLANDSE, HE WAS SHIPWRECKED AND ALMOST DIED, AND THEN GOT VERY SICK, SO WHEN DOES HE HAVE TIME TO REDUCE HIS PAPER DRAWING TO A SMALLER IMAGE AND CARVE BONE? WITH WHAT TYPE OF INSTRUMENTS?
WHAT WAS USUALLY CARVED IN BONE WAS WHALE BONE. AL DIDN’T BRING BACK ANY WHALES.
Aragon, a seasoned collector of antiques, art and rare memorabilia, needed no warning. He keeps the piece in a bank safety deposit box.
I’D NEVER BUY ANYTHING FROM THIS GUY. NICE PRESS IF YOU CAN GET IT. A LOT OF CRUD PRESS COMING OUT OF THE UK THESE DAYS.
KEEP THAT SAFE DEPOSIT SAFE! THERE’S ALWAYS A SUCKER