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Diirer himself was particularly struck by Reuwich's "string-of-pearls" convention for depicting groves of faraway trees by overlapping a neat series of rounded shapes, a device which he used forever afterward in both his paintings and his woodcuts. Reuwich's assumption of the role of publisher which netted him, of course, a handsome share of the book's profits rather than a simple artist's piecework fee must also have given young Diirer food for — — thought, for he followed Reuwich's example in 1498 as publisher of the book of the Apocalypse, using Anton Koberger's typeReuwich had also done a series of botanical illustrations for Schoffer's herbal, the Gart der Gesundheit (The Garden of Health, Mainz, 1485), which prefigure Diirer's later plant studies done from nature.

The Diirer's last Agnes Diirer ters, (1532-1534), chil- and of the third brother, FFans Endres had inherited Albrecht 1538 to settle the estate of the Durer brothers to workshop the daughters, die, materials and family items from both Albrecht and (d. 1539). His own heirs were and the great Wenzel Jamnitzer his widow and stepdaugh- (1508-1585), goldsmith to four DURER'S FAMILY CHRONICLE 17 Hapsburg emperors, who had become a naturalized citizen of Nuremberg in 1534 and was hving a few doors away from the Diirer house in the Zisselgasse.

Item: in the year 1476 after Christ's birth, in the Day tian's first hour on St. Sebas- my seventh child. The godmother and she named my daughter Agnes. [January 20], was Miss Agnes Bayr, my wife bore "Item: over an hour after that my me wife bore another daughter in great and the child was immediately baptized and named Margaretha. pain, "Item: in the year 1477 after Christ's birth, on the Wednesday after Floy's Day [July 2], my my wife Barbara bore St. " Albrecht Diirer the Elder's sixth child, ther, Anthoni, by Ulrich Markh, eighth children, twin perhaps the diately by a was named for his fa- The seventh and young woman who was Hans Beyer.

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