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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.
- Saint Christopher
- Production date
- 75 x 60 mm
- 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
- Other ID
- 158 Pennington Catalogue Raisonné
- No known copyright restrictions
- International Art
- Display status
- Not on display
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