11.7 cm x 7.4 cm (4 5/8 in. x 2 15/16 in.)
(Nuremberg, Germany, 1471 - 1528, Nuremberg, Germany)
Medium and Support:
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Leo Steinberg Collection, 2002
This individual, full-length depiction of Saint Simon was part of an intended series of all twelve Apostles. The figure offers a variation on an austere, well-balanced and monumental figure similar to that of an antique philosopher. At the time, such a series was almost an obligatory endeavor for printmakers. Dürer, however, initiated the task later in his career and completed only five of the plates before his death.