Artworks and Artists
St. Eustace

St. Eustace,
c. 1501
Dürer, Albrecht
engraving on laid paper
36.1 x 26.2 cm


This print illustrates the vision of Placidus, a Roman general to whom the crucified Christ appeared between the horns of a stag. Placidus converted to Christianity and was martyred for his beliefs under the emperor Hadrian. In the middle Ages, Saint Eustace was venerated as a patron of hunters.