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Title

St Eustace

circa 1501

Artist

Albrecht Dürer

Germany

24 May 1471 - 05 Apr 1528

  • Details

    Other Title
    (Saint Eustace)
    Alternative title
    St Hubertus
    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 lower c., [incised plate] "AD [artist's monogram]". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1963
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    DO7.1963
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Albrecht Dürer

    Works in the collection

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 5 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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