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Woodcut - The Virgin appearing to Saint John
  • The Virgin appearing to Saint John
    Dürer, Albrecht, born 1471 - died 1528
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The Virgin appearing to Saint John

  • Object:

    Woodcut

  • Place of origin:

    Nuremberg (engraved)

  • Date:

    ca. 1511 (engraved)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dürer, Albrecht, born 1471 - died 1528 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woodcut

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Miss Alice G. E. Carthew

  • Museum number:

    E.712-1940

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EW, shelf 143, box C

Physical description

Title page shows St. John writing the Apocalypse. The Saint is shown with pen in hand, with a portable inkwell and quill-case next to him. The eagle, who was his only companion on the island of Patmos where he was banished after his torture, appears at his side. The Virgin and Child appear to the right of the image.On the reverse is Latin text.

Place of Origin

Nuremberg (engraved)

Date

ca. 1511 (engraved)

Artist/maker

Dürer, Albrecht, born 1471 - died 1528 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Woodcut

Marks and inscriptions

Apocaliptis

Descriptive line

Title page to the 'Apocalypse' or the 'Revelation of St. John the Divine' by Albrecht Durer, Nuremberg ca. 1511; woodcut

Materials

Ink; Paper

Techniques

Woodcut

Subjects depicted

Inkwells; Quill case

Categories

Ph_survey; Printed pages & sheets; Religion; Prints; Woodcuts

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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