The Four Avenging Angels, ninth plate from the series The Apocalypse
Museum purchase, William H. Noble Bequest Fund
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, Fate, Fortune, Nemesis: Albracht Durer at Century's End, Jan 29 - April 11, 1999
The sixth trump. (Rev. 9:13-21). Four angels attach men with swords in foreground. The men attacked include king, bishop, pope, merchant-class men, men in armor, old men, women.
God is at the top of the picture, behind the altar, holding four trumpets. The sixth angel is sounding, and another angel flies on the left. An army of horsemen erupt from the clouds. Their horses have the heads of lions, (verse 9: 17) breathing fire, with tails like serpents. Background is spired town in the hills.