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Pisanello: 'The Vision of Saint Eustace'
The story is told of Saint Eustace that while out hunting he saw a stag with a Crucifix between its antlers and was converted to Christianity. Pisanello appears to have used both drawings from pattern books as well as studies from life for the animals and birds which appear in the landscape.

The patron of this private devotional work is not known. Nor is it known why the scroll at the bottom, which might be expected to give the artist’s name, has been left blank.

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