Dürer published the Apocalypse, a book with fifteen full–page illustrations, in German and Latin editions of the biblical text in 1498. With these prints Dürer transformed the “popular” woodcut craft into an art form of immense descriptive and expressive power. The Book of Revelation begins on the Isle of Patmos, where St. John experiences a vision of a figure surrounded by seven golden candlesticks.
AFM9502. Albrecht Dürer. St. John’s Vision of the Seven Candlesticks. Woodcut, completed by 1498. Published in Apocalypsis cum figuris. Nuremberg: Albrecht Dürer, 1511.
Book with woodcut illustrations
Dürer, Albrecht, 1471–1528 and Hölzel, Hieronymus, fl. 1496–1520, printer., “AFM9502,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed January 29, 2023, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/1874.