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Title

St Eustace

circa 1501


Artist

Albrecht Dürer

Germany

24 May 1471 - 05 Apr 1528


About

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.


Details


Date

circa 1501


Media category

Print


Materials used

engraving


Edition

i of 1 state


Dimensions

35.9 x 25.8 cm image/sheet (irreg.)


Signature & date

Signed l.c., [incised plate] "AD [artist's monogram]". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1963


Location

Not on display


Accession number

DO7.1963


Artist information

Albrecht Dürer

Works in the collection

12


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Nicholas Draffin, Piety and Paganism, Sydney, 1991, 13.