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Albrecht Dürer

St Anthony, 1519

Engraving
4 × 5 7/10 in
10.1 × 14.6 cm
location
London, Edinburgh, Windsor
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Royal Collection Trust
London, Edinburgh, +1 more
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This small print shows St Anthony seated on the ground, stooping forwards to read a little book. …

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This small print shows St Anthony seated on the ground, stooping forwards to read a little book. His pilgrim’s hat lies to his left, and his symbols, a cross and a bell, are placed to his right. A looming landscape in the background echoes the saint’s pose. The scene is one of calm concentration - even the water of …

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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Image rights
Royal Collection Trust / © HM Queen Elizabeth II 2012
Albrecht Dürer
German, 1471–1528
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Considered one of the foremost artists of the Renaissance period, Albrecht Dürer’s extensive work in printmaking transformed the categorization of the medium from craft to fine art. Often depicting religious subjects, Dürer’s woodcuts and engravings demonstrated unprecedented technical skill, tonal variation, and compositional sophistication. Dürer theorized extensively on linear perspective and anatomical proportion, concerns that were articulated in a vast body of written work as well as in his paintings and prints. Dürer’s skill earned him the role of court artist for Holy Roman Emperors Maximilian I and Charles V, under whom he created a number of paintings and altarpieces. Dürer’s series of self-portraits, created throughout his career, represent some of his most iconic works.

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London, Edinburgh, +1 more
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This small print shows St Anthony seated on the ground, stooping forwards to read a little book. …

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This small print shows St Anthony seated on the ground, stooping forwards to read a little book. His pilgrim’s hat lies to his left, and his symbols, a cross and a bell, are placed to his right. A looming landscape in the background echoes the saint’s pose. The scene is one of calm concentration - even the water of …

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Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Image rights
Royal Collection Trust / © HM Queen Elizabeth II 2012
Albrecht Dürer
German, 1471–1528
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Considered one of the foremost artists of the Renaissance period, Albrecht Dürer’s extensive work in printmaking transformed the categorization of the medium from craft to fine art. Often depicting religious subjects, Dürer’s woodcuts and engravings demonstrated unprecedented technical skill, tonal variation, and compositional sophistication. Dürer theorized extensively on linear perspective and anatomical proportion, concerns that were articulated in a vast body of written work as well as in his paintings and prints. Dürer’s skill earned him the role of court artist for Holy Roman Emperors Maximilian I and Charles V, under whom he created a number of paintings and altarpieces. Dürer’s series of self-portraits, created throughout his career, represent some of his most iconic works.

Albrecht Dürer

St Anthony, 1519

Engraving
4 × 5 7/10 in
10.1 × 14.6 cm
location
London, Edinburgh, Windsor
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