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Revelation of St. John: St. Michael fighting the Dragon

Revelation of St. John: St. Michael fighting the Dragon


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Albrecht Dürer

(German, 1471–1528)


Sheet: 39.2 x 28.2 cm (15 7/16 x 11 1/8 in.); Mat Size: 48.9 x 36.3 cm (19 1/4 x 14 5/16 in.)

Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland 1922.94.13

Catalogue raisonné: Meder 174



This woodcut comes from a series of 15 scenes
from the Apocalypse. Dürer drew upon late

northern Gothic traditions infused with the reality of spiritual events, biblical interpretation, and

dense composition, as well as careful attention to
naturalistic details of flora and fauna. He interprets

Saint John’s visions by giving them a convincing
physical existence. This scene depicts the war in

heaven, a final battle between good and evil. Saint Michael and his angels defeat the dragon (Satan)

and the other fallen angels, now morphed into
repulsive demons, casting them into hell.

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PR - Woodcut
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