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Individual Prints (Reproductions) For Sale

In addition to collecting art books, I enjoy scanning beautiful vintage illustrations and restoring them digitally. Sometimes I like to add a touch of color to highlight elements. Here are some of my reproductions you can purchase and frame. I hope you enjoy them as muh as I do.

A photo of the print is pictured, plus information about it. Some have very interesting stories. The page dimensions will determine the shipping method and charges as some are oversize (larger than 9"x 12").

The Conversion of Holy Hubertus, by Wilhelm Rauber   11" x 17" . . .   $25.00
Very detailed, subtle color added, printed on art canvas, ready to matte and frame

Saint Hubertus was born around 656-705 AD. He was the oldest son of Bertrand, Duke of Aquintaine and grandson of Charibert, King of Toulouse - a descendant of The Great Pharamond. His wife died giving birth to their son, and as legend tells, Hubert withdrew into the forested Ardennes, and gave himself up entirely to hunting. On Good Friday morning, when the faithful were crowding the churches, Hubert sallied forth to the chase.

As he was pursuing a magnificent stag, the animal turned towards him. As legend narrates, Hubert was astounded at perceiving a crucifix standing between its antlers, while he heard a voice saying: "Hubert, unless thou turnest to the Lord and leadest a holy life, thou shalt quickly go down into hell." Hubert dismounted, prostrated himself and said, "Lord, what wouldst Thou have me do?" He received the answer, "Go and seek Lambert, and he will instruct you." At the time, Lambert was the Bishop of Maastricht, who kindly received Hubert and became his spiritual advisor. After distributing all his wealth among the poor, Hubert entered upon his studies for the priesthood and was soon ordained.

During Hubert's vision, the deer is said to have lectured Hubertus into holding animals in higher regard and having compassion for them as God's creatures with a value in their own right. For example, a hunter ought to only shoot when a humane, clean and quick kill is assured. He ought shoot only old stags past their prime breeding years, and to relinquish a much anticipated shot to instead euthanize a sick or injured animal that might appear on the scene. Further, one ought never shoot a female with young in tow to assure the young deer have a mother to guide them to food during the winter. Such is the legacy of Hubert, who still today is taught and held in high regard in the extensive and rigorous German and Austrian hunter education courses.