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- Series: The Apocalypse
Frontispiece: Jean Duvet, portrayed as St John the Evangelist, sitting at a desk, a stylet in one hand, and pointing at an open book with the other; behind him, a winged genius and a demon; at his feet, a mouse, a dog, a cat and a swan holding an arrow in its beak; in the middle ground, the Fates on a small boat; in the background, a city on the shore of a lake; tablet-shaped format. 1555
- Production date
Height: 303 millimetres
Width: 214 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Plate 1 and frontispiece to a set of twenty-three works illustrating the Apocalypse, engraved c.1546-1555; at first issued separately, the plates were later published as a book ('L'Apocalypse Figurée'), in 1561. The prints are inspired by Dürer's 'Apocalypse' series (which contained fifteen prints) and are remarkable for their idiosyncratic style.
Lit: 'The Apocalypse and the Shape of Things to Come', exhibition catalogue, London 1999, cat. no.64
See also 'The French Prints in Renaissance', Los Angeles 1994, cat. no.22.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1999/2000 Dec-Apr, London, BM, 'The Apocalypse', no.64
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- 1842,0806.1 to 321 were all purchased from W & G Smith, who had acquired the collection of Joseph Harding, from whom they all came. The acquisition was recommended to the Trustees by Josi on 31 March and 29 April 1841, but only purchased in 1842.
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