The Fall of the Rebel Angels (Two Angels Contending with Demons)

German
about 1507
Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528), Formerly attributed to Hans Süss von Kulmbach (German, about 1480–1522)


Dimensions

Sheet: 31.8 x 41.8 cm (12 1/2 x 16 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

97.623

Medium or Technique

Brush with black and gray wash on dark cream laid paper, mounted down

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Fragment of the cartoon for a stained glass window for the All Saints Chapel of the House of the Twelve Brethren in Nuremberg

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896; Lugt 1309), New York; 1897, sold by Sewall to the MFA [see note 1]. (Accession Date: August 14, 2012)

NOTES:
[1] Henry F. Sewall offered his collection to the MFA for purchase in 1888. That purchase was finalized and executed in 1897, one year after his death.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund