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Item Details
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Culture
Germany, 16th century
Title
Knight, Death, and the Devil
Work Type
Print
Date
1513
Material
engraving
cream(3) laid paper
Measurements
Sheet: 24.4 x 19 cm (9 5/8 x 7 1/2 in.)
Description
In the 1500s, artists celebrated male figures whose fortitude and faith enabled them to resist temptation. Dürer's Knight, Death, and the Devil, one of the artist's three master works, references the active life of man, celebrated in the soldier on his noble horse. Resolutely forging ahead through the dark gorge, he ignores the horned devil and manifestations of evil that cross his path. Even confronted by Death itself, crowned with snakes and holding the hourglass of mortality, the soldier, with his faithful dog, represents the righteousness needed to steel oneself against wickedness.
lower left, in plate: S ·1513· / AD[in monogram] ; VERSO, lower left, in graphite: x 29.9 ; lower right, in graphite: B. 98
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: PR - Engraving
Department: Prints
Provenance: Prince of Liechtenstein, Feldsberg and Vienna
Prince of Liechtenstein, Feldsberg and Vienna, stamp (not in Lugt), verso, lower left, in blue. purchased from (Richard Zinser, Forest Hills, New York)
Elisabeth Severence Prentiss and Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Collections by exchange
Accession Number
Related Item
Meder 1932, 74a/g
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1965.231_full.tif
SSID
24611436

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