The Turkish Family, c. 1497

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At this time Turks claimed a large share of public attention, owing to the rappid westward advance of the Ottoman empire through conquest. Durer shows these family members as semi-savages: a partially nude and bare-foot woman, holding a baby, follows the father, a robust warrior. This unsympathetic portrayal probably reflected contemporary opinion in the Christian north.

The Turkish Family
Artist Life
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Catalogue Raisonne
B.85, 97; K.21; M.80 b/d; D.8
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