Knight, Death, and the Devil
Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528)
Bartsch (intaglio) 098; Meder 74b(?)
Sheet: 24.3 x 18.9 cm (9 9/16 x 7 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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Horatio Greenough Curtis; Mrs. Horatio Greenough Curtis; bequeathed by her, June or July 1927, received September 1940.
Gift of Mrs. Horatio Greenough Curtis in memory of her husband Horatio Greenough Curtis