Betende Hände, in English Praying hands (also known as Studie zu den Händen eines Apostels /Study of the Hands of an Apostle), is a famous Pen-andInk drawing by the German printmaker, painter and Albrecht Dürer made circa 1508. The artwork is stored at the Albertina museum — in Vienna, Austria. Dürer used white heightening technique and black ink on (self-made) blue colored paper. The drawing shows two male hands palm to palm praying.
The drawing for Apostle’s hands was planned to be in the center panel of the triptych for the Heller Altar. Overall, Dürer made 18 sketches for the Altarpiece
Dürer painted the Heller altarpiece, a triptych , between 1507 and 1509 together with Matthias Grünewald.
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