Engraving, 10,1 x 14,3 cm, laid paper with watermark (Briquet 14993 or 14752), signed and dated in the plate (trimmed to the platemark, sm. defect to paper at upper center).
Stuck under passe-partout. Good, sl. grey impression.
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 and Dürer has captured the saint’s absorbed mood by suggesting that he is absent-mindedly flexing his toes as he reads. Possibly a contemporary copy after Dürer.
Ref. Meder 51-b. - Bartsch 58. - Mende 87.
€ 400 / 500Live bidding