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The Four Angels Holding the Winds, seventh plate from the series The Apocalypse
The Four Angels Holding the Winds, seventh plate from the series The Apocalypse
Artist:
Date:
1498
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Woodcut
Dimensions:
Image: 392 x 281 mm (15 7/16 x 11 1/16 in.)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1979.1.50.7
Acquisition Date:
1979-01-01
Credit Line:

Museum purchase, William H. Noble Bequest Fund

Exhibition History:

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, Fate, Fortune, Nemesis: Albracht Durer at Century's End, Jan 29 - April 11, 1999.
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, And Then Again...Printed Sets and Series, 1500 - 2007, March 23 - July 13, 2008.

Rev. 7. Four angels holding swords stand on the ground, looking in four different directions. The four winds blow from the clouds. A fifth angel holds a chalice and paints crosses on the brows of a crowd of kneeling people. A sixth angel flies, holding a wooden cross over his shoulder. There are various plants and grasses shown in the foreground; the four armed angels stand in front of a fruit tree: apples? landscape in the background, with rolling hills and a town in the distance. Church spire visible.