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Item Details
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Culture
Germany, late 15th-early 16th Century
Title
Saint Eustace
Work Type
Print
Date
c. 1501
Material
engraving
Description
Saint Eustace, the largest of Dürer's engravings, reflects his intense, scientific interest in the depiction
of nature so that the profusion of detail almost obscures the subject. While hunting, Saint Eustace,
then a Roman general named Placidas, saw a miraculous apparition of the crucifix between the
horns of a stag. When he heard God's voice spoken by the animal-"O Placidas, why pursuest thou
me?"-he fell from his horse and became a Christian.
The intricacy of the engraving, which denies the inherent linearity of the medium in favor of tonal values, can be fully appreciated in this clearly yet richly printed impression.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: PR - Engraving
Department: Prints
Bequest of Leonard C. Hanna, Jr.
Accession Number
Related Item
Meder 60b
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1958.109_full.tif
SSID
24604499

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