1901 Print Saint Christopher Baby Jesus Travel Landscape Bible Albrect XABA6

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This is an original 1901 black and white relief line-block print of St. Christopher who was a man of great size and strength. He devoted himself to Jesus by helping travelers cross a river. One day a child asked to ride on Christopher's shoulders across the river, but the infant grew heavier with every step. When they arrived on the opposite shore, the child was Christ, telling him that he had just carried the weight of the world. He then became one of the most popular patron saints for travelers in the Middle Ages.

CONDITION

This 110+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. Light aging throughout. No creases. Minor print defect - top margin. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Relief Line-block Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6 x 7 inches; 15 x 18 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This piece was illustrated by Altdorfer, Albrect. Artist mark in print - top center of image.

Altdorfer, Albrect

Albrect Altdorfer (1480-Feb. 12, 1538) was a German painter, engraver and architect during the Renaissance period. He was very involved in the Danube School, where he discovered his passion for setting biblical and historical subjects and stories in front of expressive landscapes. He became interested in art, primarily small engravings and miniature art, through his father, leading him to join the Nuremberg Little Masters club. At age 31 he traveled to the Alps where he was so inspired by the scenery that he became the first landscape painter around, thus making him the leader of the Danube School, a school for landscape painters in Germany. After painting numerous works, he returned to his hometown of Regensburg and joined the city council before passing away in 1538.

Keywords specific to this image: Historic, Cityscape, Religion, Christianity

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