The Four Horsemen, fifth plate from the series The Apocalypse

The Four Horsemen, fifth plate from the series The Apocalypse
The Four Horsemen, fifth plate from the series The Apocalypse
Artist:
Date:
1497–1498 (1511 edition)
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Woodcut
Dimensions:
Image: 393 x 279 mm (15 1/2 x 11 in.) trimmed; Sheet: 393 x 279 mm (15 1/2 x 11 in.)
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Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1979.1.50.5
Acquisition Date:
1979-01-01
Credit Line:

Museum purchase, William H. Noble Bequest Fund

Exhibition History:

CPLH, The Horse in Art, 9 Nov 1985 - 23 Feb 1986.
CPLH, Treasures, 11 Nov 1995 - 3 March 1996.
CPLH, Connoisseurship and Commerce: The Legacy of R.E. Lewis, 10 Dec 2005 - 19 Feb 2006.
CPLH, Arthur Szyk: Miniature Paintings and Modern Illuminations, 4 Dec 2010 - 27 March 2011.
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, Fate, Fortune, Nemesis: Albracht Durer at Century's End, Jan 29 - April 11, 1999

Rev. 6:1-8. Four horsemen trample people on the ground. In the foreground, brandishing a pitchfork, rides a skeletal figure, Death. He rides half-naked on a naked horse with a rope bridle, trampling a mitred bishop who is being swallowed by a flaming dragon. Behind him rides a man carrying a set of scales, richly dressed, his horse also richly equipped. Next is a man with sword, wearing a pointed hat and a foreign costume. The last rider draws a bow. He wears robes and a crown with a tassel. The trampled figures are in plain costume.

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