The Vision of Saint Hubert, 16th Century Prague School, after Albrecht Durer (1471-1528).

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.

A note in the hand of Brownlow, 9th Earl of Exeter (1725-1793), states: ‘Conversion of St.Hubert brought by Mr. Murray our Resident from Venice, painted by Albert Duro.’


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