St Michael Fighting the Dragon
From Apocalipsis cum Figuris (Apocalypse)
Illustrated by Albrecht Dürer
Dürer's St Michael Fighting the Dragon depicts one element of the ecstatic vision experienced by St John.
Mrs Charles W Heaton (The History of the Life of Albrecht Durer of Nurnberg with a Translation of His Letters and
Journal and Some Accounts of His Work: Seeley, Jackson and Halliday, London; 1881), in an early comprehensive
biographical work, provides the following description of this wonderful illustration:
Dürer has adopted quite a different mode of treatment of this subject from that
usually employed in the older representations of the archangel Michael, or his
earthly representative St George. St Michael, a
powerful and superhuman
figure, is accompanied by his angels, all of whom are taking part in the fierce
combat that is going on. Again in this picture a lovely landscape is seen on the
earth, forming a strong contrast in its sweet repose to
the war that is taking
place in the sky.
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In the meantime, enjoy perusing this glorious illustration by Albrecht Dürer.
Single Greeting Card (with matching Envelope)
Code: AD SMFD SGC
Reproduction on 8x12" sheet
Code: AD SMFD (8x12)
Reproduction on 12x18" sheet
Code: AD SMFD (12x18)
Some details from the illustration
|St Michael||The Dragon||Two Angels assisting St Michael in combat|