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Title(s):

The Apocalypse, Title Page. The Apocalypse

Maker:

Dürer, Albrecht; printmaker; German artist, 1471-1528

Category:

print

Name:

print

Date:

1511

School/Style:

German

Production
Note:

Latin edition of 1511 with woodcut. Second State.

Technique:

woodcut

Material(s):

black carbon ink; medium
laid paper; support

Dimension(s):

height, image, 184, mm
width, image, 182, mm
height, sheet, 382, mm
width, sheet, 264, mm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1873; Kerrich, Richard Edward

Provenance:

Collection of Rev. Thomas Kerrich

Notes:

Title-page to the 1511 Latin edition of the Apocalypse with the beginning of the letterpress text (Incipit Prologus...) on the reverse. For this edition Dürer added the woodcut image of the Virgin and Saint John to the calligraphic title of the 1498 Latin edition, so that it matched Dürer's two other large books issued at the same time, The Large Passion and The Life of the Virgin. The saint is at work on his text with the eagle that was his only companion on Patmos, the island where he was exiled toward the end of his life. The title, which translates as 'Apocalypse with Figures', differs slightly from the title of the 1498 German edition which was called 'The Secret Revelation of John'.

Acquisition Credit:

Bequeathed by the Rev. R. E. Kerrich 1872 (received 1873)

Inscription(s):

inscription; image centre; printed; Apocalipsis cu figuris; Caligraphic print; Title in Latin
inscription; verso; printed; Latin verse

Alternative
Number(s):

Bartsch; 60
Illustrated Bartsch; 60
Illustrated Bartsch Commentary; .260
Meder; 163b
Hollstein (German); 163 (II)
Schoch/Mende/Scherbaum; 111

Exhibition(s):

Engravings and woodcuts by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528). 1950-01 - 1950-03
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.)

Apocalypse: Prints by Dürer and Duvet. 1999-10-05 - 2000-03-19
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK

Apocaylpse : Durer and Duvet. 1984-03-08 - 1984-06-24
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK

Related Object(s):

P.3301-R; The Apocalypse, Title Page.
P.3303-R; The Torture of St John the Evangelist
P.3304-R; The Vision of the Seven Candlesticks
P.3305-R; St. John before God and the Elders
P.3051-R; The Four horsemen of the Apocalypse
P.3306-R; The Opening of the Fifth and Sixth Seals
P.3307-R; The Opening of the Fifth and Sixth Seals
P.3308-R; Four Angels Holding the Winds
P.3309-R; Four Angels Holding the Winds
P.3310-R; The Adoration of the Lamb
P.3311-R; The Adoration of the Lamb
P.3312-R; The Seven Angels with the Trumpets
P.3313-R; The Seven Angels with the Trumpets
P.3315-R; The Four Avenging Angels
P.3314-R; The Four Avenging Angels
P.3316-R; St John Devouring the Book
P.23-1983; St John Devouring the Book
P.3317-R; The Apocalyptic Woman
P.3318-R; St. Michael Fighting the Dragon
P.3319-R; The Whore of Babylon
P.3320-R; The Beast with Two Horns like a Lamb
P.3321-R; The Beast with Two Horns like a Lamb
P.3322-R; The Angel showing John the New Jerusalem

Accession:

Object Number: P.3302-R
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 98986; input: 2004-06-04; modified: 2013-01-04)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/98986