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Title(s):

St. Michael Fighting the Dragon The Apocalypse

Maker:

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

Category:

print

Name:

print

Date:

circa 1498

School/Style:

German

Production
Note:

Latin Edition of 1511

Technique:

woodcut

Material(s):

black carbon ink; medium
laid paper; support

Dimension(s):

height, image, 392, mm
width, image, 281, 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 chapter eighteen on the reverse. The image derives from the central episode in chapter twelve. In depicting Saint Michael's aerial battle, Dürer was influenced by Martin Schongauer's engraving of Saint Michael and also by his famous engraving of The Tribulations of Saint Anthony where the saint is beset by similar demons in mid-air. The posture of Saint Michael derives from the woodcut in the 1483 Koberger Bible.

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; 72
Illustrated Bartsch; 72
Illustrated Bartsch Commentary; .272
Meder; 174
Hollstein (German); 174 (3)
Schoch/Mende/Scherbaum; 122
Briquet; 6485
Meder; 127 (watermark section)

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.)

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.3316-R; St John Devouring the Book
P.3317-R; The Apocalyptic Woman
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.3318-R
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 99014; input: 2004-06-04; modified: 2013-01-04)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/99014