Albrecht Dürer: Saint Eustace (c.1501)

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ALBRECHT DÜRER (1471-1528), Saint Eustace, engraving, circa 1501, on laid paper, watermark High Crown (Meder 20), a fine Meder b impression, with the light horizontal scratches above the mountain at left and on the saint’s shoulder (as called for by Meder in early impressions), Sheet 357 x 262 mm., Source: Christie’s, Link: https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/prints-multiples/albrecht-durer-saint-eustace-6185525-details.aspx?from=searchresults&intObjectID=6185525&sid=

“According to the legend, a Roman soldier

called Placidas saw a vision of the crucified Christ

appear between the antlers of a stag he was hunting.

Upon hearing God’s voice spoken by the animal,

‘O Placidas, why pursuest thou me?'”

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ALBRECHT DÜRER (1471-1528), Saint Eustace, engraving, circa 1501, on laid paper, watermark High Crown (Meder 20), a fine Meder b impression, with the light horizontal scratches above the mountain at left and on the saint’s shoulder (as called for by Meder in early impressions), Sheet 357 x 262 mm., Source: Christie’s, Link: https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/prints-multiples/albrecht-durer-saint-eustace-6185525-details.aspx?from=searchresults&intObjectID=6185525&sid= (detail).

Even if you don’t know the name, chances are you’ve seen a reproduction of one of his prints. What is it about his work that has made it last? Through paintings, drawings, prints, and letters, our exhibition ‘Dürer’s Journeys: Travels of a Renaissance Artist’ brings to life this art history megastar and the people and places he visited.

‘The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Dürer’s Journeys: Travels of a Renaissance Artist’ Until 27 February 2022, The National Galllery

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Slideshow best viewed At Sunnyside

Learn More

Why Albrecht Dürer’s travels — from Brussels to Bruges to Venice — changed Western art

Who was Albrecht Dürer? – short National Gallery video

The Credit Suisse Exhibition – Dürer’s Journeys: Travels of a Renaissance Artist at The National Gallery UK

Thanks for Visiting 🙂

~Sunnyside

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