Albrecht Dürer 1471 – 1528

The Prodigal Son among the Pigs (prep.)

pen drawing (217 × 219 mm) — 1497 Museum British Museum, London

Albrecht Dürer biography

This work is linked to Luke 15:17

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Among the pigs, the prodigal son sees the error of his ways and realises he has sinned by squandering his inheritance. He decides to return to his father and beg his forgiveness.

This is a preparatory drawing for a copperplate engraving.

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