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Title(s):

The Beast with Two Horns like a Lamb The Beast with Seven Heads and the Beast with Two Horns The Apocalypse

Maker:

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

Category:

print

Name:

print

Date:

circa 1498

School/Style:

German

Production
Note:

Proof without letterpress on reverse

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):

A proof without letterpress text on the reverse, printed around the same time as the first impressions of the original 1498 editions (which had letterpress text of chapter nineteen on the reverse). Such proofs without text are sufficiently common to suggest that Dürer printed them to sell, rather than merely as trials. The image derives mainly from chapter thirteen, with heavenly elements from later verses in chapter fourteen. Dürer was influenced by the woodcut in the 1483 Koberger Bible.

Acquisition Credit:

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

Inscription:

monogram; image lower centre; printed; AD

Alternative
Number(s):

Bartsch; 74
Illustrated Bartsch; 74
Illustrated Bartsch Commentary; .274
Meder; 175
Hollstein (German); 175 (1)
Schoch/Mende/Scherbaum; 123
Briquet; 3064
Meder; 53 (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 1928-1930. 1928-04 - 1930-01
Organiser: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

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.3318-R; St. Michael Fighting the Dragon
P.3319-R; The Whore of Babylon
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.3320-R
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 99023; input: 2004-06-08; modified: 2013-01-04)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/99023