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Subjects : Religion
Keywords : 16th century, 20th century, Germany, Renaissance, brush, drawing, hand, literature, prayer, religion
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Praying Hands

Hands at Prayer (German: Betende Hände), also known as the Study of the Hands of an Apostle, is a pen and ink drawing by the German engraver and painter Albrecht Dürer, executed around 1508. The work is now housed in the Albertina Museum in Vienna, Austria. Dürer created the drawing using the technique of highlighting white and black ink on blue paper he had made himself. The drawing shows a close-up of two male hands joined in prayer. The partially rolled-up sleeves are also shown. The drawing is a study for the hands of an apostle, the complete figure of which was intended to occupy the central panel of the triptych entitled the Heller Altarpiece in Frankfurt, which was destroyed by fire in 1729. The drawing also once contained a sketch of the apostle's face, but the sheet on which the head was depicted was separated from it. In all, Dürer produced eighteen sketches for the altarpiece. The first public recognition of the work came in 1871, when it was exhibited in Vienna. The image probably depicts the hands of one of Dürer's two adult [...]


This artwork is a drawing from the renaissance period. It belongs to the flemish & northern renaissance style.


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