St. Ambrose

St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan (d. 397).
Basel: Johann Amerbach, 1492. (06017)

The immediate impact of Dürer’s St. Jerome frontispiece of 1492 is evident in this woodcut of St. Ambrose, printed in Basel later the same year. Similar to the St. Jerome in conception but less sophisticated in its placement of objects on the floor, this print has been attributed to Dürer himself, although most scholars now assign it to an anonymous artisan in Basel.