Long lost painting by Dürer found in Vienna Cathedral shop
An unknown underdrawing by
Albrecht Dürer, recognised as the greatest artist of the Northern Renaissance, has been found on a wall behind the cash desk of St Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna. The painting depicts two female saints and was drawn on fresh plaster and thought to date from about 1505. If the painting is confirmed to be by Dürer, then it means the artist paid an unrecorded visit to Vienna. It is not sure why the painting was left unfinished.