German, 1471 - 1528

The Knight, Death, and the Devil

Date: 1513

In a rocky landscape dotted with stark, bare trees, a valiant knight sternly rides ahead, flanked by a faithful dog. He seems oblivious to the fearsome specters of a snake-haired Death and a goat-headed devil at either side; instead, he evinces the spiritual courage of the Christian warrior. Dürer conveys the great detail of the scene—from the dog’s long-haired coat to the components of the knight’s armor and the geological formations of the rocks—with precision and a nearly overwhelming intensity.

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Medium: Engraving

Dimensions: H: 9 3/4 x W: 7 1/2 in.

Accession: 0063

Collection: Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection

Category: Works on Paper - Subject Pictures

Tags: Engraving , Devil , German , Knight