Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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St. John with the Angel,

Woodcut with hand coloring in green, yellow, and red on laid paper

Print impression quality: Slightly worn

Dimensions (Sheet): 130 x 200 mm (5.1 x 7.9 in.)

Edition: Fragment from block book of The Apocalypse, chapter 19: 9–10. From edition V (plate 39, upper portion); copy of a Netherlandish original, ca. 1420 (cf. Th. Musper, “Die Urausgaben” text p. 43, illustrated plate 39). This is one of the earliest prints in the DAC collection.

Accession number: 1938.D1.26

Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1938

Bibliography: Schreiber 39 iv (vol. 4, p. 207); Palmer (1992?); “Derives from a copy of Apocalypse V which may have originally been in the Palatine collection, Heidelberg; in its original state it formed part of a Sammelband…” (see letter from Nigel F. Palmer, Oxford College, in DAC correspondence file, September 28, 1991).

Work Type: print

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