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Title(s):

The Opening of the Fifth and Sixth Seals The Apocalypse

Maker:

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

Category:

print

Name:

print

Date:

circa 1511

School/Style:

German

Production
Note:

Latin Edition of 1511

Technique:

woodcut

Material(s):

black carbon ink; medium
laid paper; support

Dimension(s):

height, image, 389, mm
width, image, 278, mm

Acquisition:

given; 1912; Allen, J.H.

Notes(s):

From the 1511 Latin edition of the Apocalypse with the letterpress text of chapters eight and nine on the reverse. The paper is typically less smooth and the inking bolder than in the original 1498 Latin edition, the blacker inking was probably partly to compensate for the wear in the block that created less well-defined lines and fuzzier forms.

Inscription(s):

inscription; verso; printed; Latin verse
monogram; image lower centre; printed; AD

Alternative
Number(s):

Bartsch; 65
Illustrated Bartsch; 65
Illustrated Bartsch Commentary; .265
Meder; 168
Hollstein (German); 168 (3)
Schoch/Mende/Scherbaum; 116

Exhibition(s):

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

Related Object(s):

P.3301-R; The Apocalypse, Title Page.
P.3302-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.3051-R; The Four horsemen of the Apocalypse
P.3305-R; St. John before God and the Elders
P.3306-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.3307-R
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 98995; input: 2004-06-04; modified: 2005-09-08)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/98995