Oil on panel, 38cm by 28cm.
This is a painted copy after one of the German artist’s most celebrated engravings. St. Hubert (c.656-727) was the first Bishop of Liège and is the patron saint of hunters, mathematicians, opticians and metalworkers. Legend has it that Hubert, a wealthy aristocrat, was pursuing a stag when he observed a crucifix between its antlers. The stag spoke to him, telling him to follow the Lord’s teachings. Hubert subsequently gave his wealth to the poor and became a priest and later a bishop.