The Adoration of the Lamb and the Hymn of the Chosen

From Apocalipsis cum Figuris (Apocalypse)

Illustrated by Albrecht Dürer



Dürer's The Adoration of the Lamb and the Hymn of the Chosen 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:


The elect with palm branches in their hands, and clothed in white robes, behold the

Lamb standing on a rainbow in a glory. The glorified host of saints, with the palm

branches, reminds one somewhat of Fra Angelico's similar representations, but Dürer's

saints have much more individuality of character, much more muscle, if I may call it

so, than Angelico's lovely and holy, but impersonal forms.

St John on the earth, which is separated from heaven by a veil of fleecy clouds,

beholds this vision as he kneels on a high promontory stretching out into the sea. A

distant landscape of the quiet beauty that Dürer loved to depict, gives a tender,

dreamy expression even to the lower half of the woodcut. 




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The illustration



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Some details from the illustration


The Lamb of God The Chosen St John in prayer