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Illustrations for the Lübeck Bible: The Apocalypse

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1907,1029.25

  • Title (series)

    • Illustrations for the Lübeck Bible: The Apocalypse
  • Description

    The destruction of Gog and Magog; evil forces dressed as Turks in the foreground have been let loose after the beast's one thousand years of imprisonment, fire issuing from the clouds above is devouring the troups, who have been attacking 'the beloved city' here interpreted as Vienna with St Stephen and St. Maria am Gestade. Clipping from the Lübeck Bible. c.1530-34 Woodcut

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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1530-1534 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 134 millimetres
    • Width: 90 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    From Part V, fol. 138r. Martin Luther had linked this episode with the flight of the Turks from Vienna in 1529. Altdorfer is following the interpretation of the Monogrammist AW. See Giulia Bartrum's entry in 'The Apocalypse and the Shape of Things to Come', exh. cat. BM London, no.56. See also Curatorial Comment for 1907, 1029.15.

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  • Bibliography

    • Dodgson 1903, 1911 II.379.12 bibliographic details
    • New Hollstein (German) w.82 (Altdorfer) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (German XVIc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1907

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1907,1029.25

The destruction of Gog and Magog; evil forces dressed as Turks in the foreground have been let loose after the beast's one thousand years of imprisonment, fire issuing from the clouds above is devouring the troups, who have been attacking 'the beloved city' here interpreted as Vienna with St Stephen and St. Maria am Gestade. Clipping from the Lübeck Bible.  c.1530-34  Woodcut

The destruction of Gog and Magog; evil forces dressed as Turks in the foreground have been let loose after the beast's one thousand years of imprisonment, fire issuing from the clouds above is devouring the troups, who have been attacking 'the beloved city' here interpreted as Vienna with St Stephen and St. Maria am Gestade. Clipping from the Lübeck Bible. c.1530-34 Woodcut

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