Albrecht Dürer 1471 – 1528

Job's Friends Making Music

mixed techniques on panel (96 × 52 cm) — c. 1505 Museum Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne

Albrecht Dürer biography

This work is linked to Job 2:12

Two of Job's friends try to cheer him up by playing music for him. Job has been struck with disaster. In the background Job's cattle is being taken away.

Job himself is not visible. This panel is the outside of the right wing of the Jabach altarpiece; Job is on the left panel.

The man on the right shows resemblance to Dürer himself. It might be a selfportrait.

Tags: Job

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