1541 Regnault Bible after Dürer Woodcut leaf St. John Swallowing the Book - Religious art
1541 Regnault Bible after Dürer Woodcut leaf St. John Swallowing the Book - Religious art
1541 Regnault Bible after Dürer Woodcut leaf St. John Swallowing the Book - Religious art

1541 Regnault Bible after Dürer Woodcut leaf St. John Swallowing the Book - Religious art

$140.00 Dollar
Design by Albrecht Dürer.
German painter, printmaker, mathematician and thinker Albrecht Dürer is celebrated for his series, The Apocalypse, based on various scenes from the late 15th century Book of Revelation. The most famous of the woodcuts remains The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, but the set of 15 woodcuts achieved notoriety across Europe at the time, as well as freeing the artist from the orders of his commissioners and allowing the angelically-haired theorist to concentrate on the engravings he loved.
Some of the woodcuts in this series are monogrammed "IF" which the Harvard Art Museum attributes to Agostino Veneziano.
Biblia insignium historiarum simulachris illustrata.... 1541. 
Single Leaf with woodcut illustration.
The woodcuts were begun in 1537 and completed in this series of the New Testament in 1541.
11.5 x 7 cm
The woodcut is relatively independent of earlier sets and are well designed with multiple scenes.