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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
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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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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
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, And Then Again...Printed Sets and Series, 1500 - 2007, March 23 - July 13, 2008.

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.