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Title(s):

St John Devouring the Book 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. Second State.

Technique:

woodcut

Material(s):

black carbon ink; medium
laid paper; support

Dimension(s):

height, image, 390, mm
width, image, 282, mm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1873; Kerrich, Richard Edward

Provenance:

Collection of Rev. Thomas Kerrich; by descent to Rev. Richard Edward Kerrich

Notes(s):

From the 1511 Latin edition of the Apocalypse with the letterpress text of chapters fifteen and sixteen on the reverse. Dürer's extraordinary depiction of the angel from chapter ten is one of the most remarkable woodcuts in the series, although he started with the woodcut of the 1483 Koberger Bible as a model. This was the first time that John was actually depicted eating the book, rather than merely being handed it.

Acquisition Credit:

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

Inscription(s):

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

Alternative
Number(s):

Bartsch; 70
Illustrated Bartsch; 70
Illustrated Bartsch Commentary; .270
Meder; 172
Hollstein (German); 172 (3)
Schoch/Mende/Scherbaum; 120
Briquet; 6485
Meder; 127 (watermark section)

Exhibition(s):

Exhibited at The Fitzwilliam Museum : September 1914. 1914-09
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK

Exhibited at The Fitzwilliam Museum : Easter Term 1911. 1911
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK

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.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.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.3316-R
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 99010; input: 2004-06-04; modified: 2013-01-04)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/99010