Wenceslaus Hollar (Artist), Albrecht Dürer

Saint Christopher

Saint Christopher by Wenceslaus Hollar, Albrecht Dürer

Artwork Detail

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.

Saint Christopher
Wenceslaus Hollar, Albrecht Dürer
Production date
75 x 60 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
Other ID
158 Pennington Catalogue Raisonné
No known copyright restrictions
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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