35.9 x 25.8cm image/sheet (irreg.)
The subject illustrates the conversion of the pagan Eustace to Christianity while riding with his hounds through the forest. Here he finds God in the form of a stag with a crucifix between its antlers. The print bears witness to Dürer's intense interest and skill in the depiction of nature. Giorgio Vasari particularly admired the various dogs in their different poses. Dürer himself was evidently proud of this print and presented it as a gift on several occasions.
Nicholas Draffin (Australia, b.1943, d.1995) (Author), Piety and Paganism, Sydney, 1991, 13.
Purchases and Acquisitions for 1963, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 04 Mar 1964–29 Mar 1964.
Piety and Paganism, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 13 Jul 1991–29 Sep 1991.
German Old Master Prints, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 03 Mar 1998–16 Jun 1998.
Old Europe: Prints & drawings from the collection 1500-1800, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 03 Jun 2006–06 Aug 2006.
Great collections (2009), Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, 06 Feb 2009–15 Mar 2009.
Great collections (2009), Western Plains Cultural Centre, 03 Apr 2009–10 May 2009.