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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The illustration



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Some details from the illustration


St Michael The Dragon Two Angels assisting St Michael in combat