Saint Anthony

Illustrated by Albrecht Dürer



The subject of this illustration, Saint Anthony, was an Egyptian monk who is thought to have lived sometime during

the period 251-356 AD. He is considered the first Christian hermit, having sought solitude, abstinence and meditation

in the desert from an early age.


Dürer's presents the evocative image of the hermit Saint Anthony in a rare horizontal composition - and places the

subject in scholarly contemplation before a glorious Medieval city. Knackfuss (Durer: H Grevel & Co, London; 1900)

makes the following insightful comments on this illustration:


Among works of a different kind which proceeded from his never resting hand, one of the

productions of the year 1519 is remarkable: the small, delicate engraving with a delightful

view of a fortified town - which remind one of the "Burg" at Nuremberg - and, in the

foreground, St Anthony the Hermit. The town, standing out in varied outlines from the

cloudless sky, harmonises in a curious, romantic way with the figure of the hermit - completely

absorbed in his devotion - who has planted his staff with the double cross in the ground

beside him.




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When presented on Greeting Cards, this image is prepared as a tipped-on plate - in hommage to the hand-crafted

approach typical of prestige illustrated publications produced in the early decades of the 20th Century. Each card is

hand-finished, with the image presented on White card stock with an accompanying envelope. On the rear of each

card we also present some information about Albrecht Dürer and this wonderful illustration. We have left the interior

of the cards blank so that you may write your own personal message.


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of enjoyment. In addition, our reproductions are accompanied by explanatory material relating to Albrecht Dürer and

this wonderful illustration.


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The illustration



Single Greeting Card (with matching Envelope)

Price: US$5.00


Reproduction on 8x12" sheet

Code: AD SA (8x12)
Price: US$30.00


  Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: AD SA (12x18)
Price: US$60.00




Some details from the illustration


Saint Anthony A portion of the cityscape The double-cross atop St Anthony's staff Dürer's monogram tablet