An image of St Eustace

Albrecht Dürer

(Germany 24 May 1471 – 05 Apr 1528)

St Eustace

Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Year
circa 1501
Media
Print
Medium
engraving
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
Accession number
DO7.1963