ALBRECHT DÜRER (German 1471-1528)
    The Beast with Two Horns Like a Lamb from The Apocalypse, circa 1496-97
    15-1/2 x 11 inches (39.4 x 27.9 cm)
    From the Latin edition of 1511
    Monogram lower center

    P. and D. Colnaghi and Co., Ltd, London
    Acquired in 1981 by Jeffrey Weiss, Dallas, Texas

    Adam von Bartsch, Le Peintre-Graveur, vol 7, pt. 1, Vienna, 1803-21, no. 74
    F. W. H. Hollstein, German Engravings, Etchings and Woodcuts, vol. 7 (Albrecht and Hans Dürer), ed. by K. G. Boon and R. W. Achiller, Amsterdam, 1954, no. 175
    Walter L. Strauss, The Woodcuts and Wood Blocks of Albrecht Dürer, Abaris Books, New York, 1980, no. 46

    Dürer's image gives pictorial form to Revelation 13: (1) Then I saw a beast come up from the sea with ten horns and seven heads, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the names of blasphemy. (2) The beast I saw was like a leopard, and his feet those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his throne, and great authority. (3) And one of his heads was as if stricken to heath, and the death blow had been healed; and all the world followed the beast in amazement. (11) And then I saw another beast coming out of the ground, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. (13) And he prompted great portents, even that fire pour down from the sky to the earth for all men to see. Revelation 14: (14) And I looked, and beheld a white cloud, and sitting upon the cloud one who was like the Son of Man, wearing upon his head a crown of gold, and in his hands a sharp sickle. (17) And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he is also having a sharp sickle.

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    Minor toning; minor crease in paper along the upper right edge.

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