Knight, Death, and the Devil

1513
Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (intaglio) 098; Meder 74b(?)

Dimensions

Sheet: 24.3 x 18.9 cm (9 9/16 x 7 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.1353

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 Melancholia I and St. Jerome in His Study, also on view). 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

no visible watermark

Provenance

Horatio Greenough Curtis; Mrs. Horatio Greenough Curtis; bequeathed by her, June or July 1927, received September 1940.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horatio Greenough Curtis in memory of her husband Horatio Greenough Curtis