Literature: Campbell Dodgson, Robert Austin, exh. cat.,Twenty-One Gallery, London, 1930; Gordon Cooke, Drawings and Prints by Robert Austin, exh. cat.,The Fine Art Society, London, 2001
Austin was one of the greatest exponents of line engraving of his century. Campbell Dodgson, Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum, who compiled the standard reference work on Austin, compared him to Albrecht D√ºrer, noting that Austin had more than a touch of that master in him’ (Dodgson, Robert Austin, exh. cat.,Twenty-One Gallery, London, 1930).
San Domenico, Perugia, is the largest bascilica in the whole of Umbria. An added attraction for Austin would have been the Perugia Altarpiece by Fra Angelica, (now in the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria.
A copy of this Austin print is in the collection of The Minneapolis Institute of Art (accession number 2013.70.17).