Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Dresden Altarpiece

  • The model for Albrecht Dürer’s Praying Hands

    William R. AlburyGeorge M. WeiszNew South Wales, Australia The image of Praying Hands by Albrecht Dürer, painted on an altarpiece in the sixteenth century and destroyed by fire in the seventeenth century, has come down to us in the form of a preparatory drawing on blue-grey paper (Fig. 1). The popularity of this image is impressive because…