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.’