Knight, Death, and the Devil

1513


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (intaglio) 098; Meder 74a

Dimensions

Platemark: 25.0 x 19.0 cm (9 13/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

68.261

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

“Knight, Death, and the Devil” is one of three Dürer engravings traditionally known as the master engravings (along with “Melencolia I” and “St. Jerome in His Study”). The rider is believed to be a representation of the virtuous, steadfast Christian knight whom Death and the Devil are unable to distract or waylay.

Markings

PDP Watermark Type: No visible watermark

Provenance

Coll.: Tomás Harris

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds by exchange from a bequest of Mrs. Horatio G. Curtis