Albrecht Durer Praying Hands

Albrecht Durer Praying Hands

Betende Haende, in English Praying hands (also known as Studie zu den Haenden eines Apostels in German, or “Study of the Hands of an Apostle”) is a pen-and-ink drawing by the German printmaker, painter and theorist Albrecht Durer, executed circa 1508. The artwork is stored at Albertina museum Graphische Sammlung in Vienna, Austria. Durer used white heightening technique and black ink on (self-made) blue colored paper. The drawing shows two male hands palm to palm praying, the body to the right (not seen). Also, the partly up-folded sleeves of the prayer are seen.


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