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Les figures de l'Apocalipse de Saint Jan Apostre & dernier evangeliste

Bible (Apocalypse)

Illustrated by Unidentified artist, French, 16th century, Copied after Hans Sebald Beham (German, 1500–1550), Printer Estienne Groulleau (French, died about 1563)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet II, 1253-1254; Mortimer, French, 75


Overall: 14.1 x 9.6 x 1.6 cm (5 9/16 x 3 3/4 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 36 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Estienne Groulleau, 1547) Octavo; 48 leaves; contemporary blind- and gilt-stamped calf.

BOUND with Apuleius, L’amour de Cupido et de Psiche, 1546 (33.687.2)

Illustrations of scenes from Book of Revelation; Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (fol. A7v); scenes from New Testament (E5v), etc.

Paris: Estienne Groulleau, 1547


Marcus Fugger (1529-1597--binding; initials on front pastedown and inscription on upper cover); Oettingen-Wallerstein (Kloster Maihingen) stamp on title; Karl & Faber, Munich, Fugger Sale, Nov. 6-7, 1933, lot 97, from which purchased (through E.P. Goldschmidt & Co., London) by MFA, December 1933.

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis