Wenceslaus Hollar (Artist) Albrecht Dürer (Related Artist)

Saint Christopher

Saint Christopher by Wenceslaus Hollar, Albrecht Dürer

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On arriving in England, one of Hollar’s tasks was to document works of art in the Earl of Arundel’s large collection. This is one of three etchings that record drawings by Albrecht Dürer which probably belonged to the earl, two of which (St Christopher and St George and the Dragon) are now in the Kunsthalle in Hamburg. The three prints were all made in 1642, the year that the earl left England. As the patron saint of travellers, St Christopher was an appropriate subject for that time.

Title
Saint Christopher
Artist/creator
Production date
1642
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
75 x 60 mm
Inscription
W. Hollar Fecit 1642 (lower l.). Sanctus Christoferus (ref. M1982/1/3/17) (centre) (in scroll). Monogram AD below male figure.. Verso;(pencil) R3 (c) g.158 (l.c/r). Partial, coronet. Inscribed verso lower centre, pencil, 'P.158' [Parthey 158]..
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/3/17
Other ID
158 Pennington Catalogue Raisonné
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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