DÜRER, Albrecht
(b. 1471, Nürnberg, d. 1528, Nürnberg)

The Hermits St Anthony and St Paul

British Museum, London

Dürer produced a series of popular pictures of saints in the years 1500-04, and some to a later date. This work went alongside with that of the "Great Book", the Life of the Virgin. There can be no doubt that Dürer did not give the same care to these works, which like those executed for scholars and publishers were intended to defray daily expenses, as to the woodcuts of the large series.