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The Opening of the Fifth and Sixth Seals: P.3306-R

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The Opening of the Fifth and Sixth Seals
The Apocalypse


Printmaker: Dürer, Albrecht




History note: Collection of Rev. Thomas Kerrich

Legal notes

Bequeathed by the Rev. R. E. Kerrich 1872 (received 1873)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1873) by Kerrich, Richard Edward


Production date: circa AD 1498


Latin Edition of 1498. Second State.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper
Image Height 389 mm Width 278 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Latin verse

  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: AD
  • Location: Image lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Monogram

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.3306-R
Primary reference Number: 98994
Bartsch: 65
Illustrated Bartsch: 65
Illustrated Bartsch Commentary: .265
Meder: 168
Hollstein (German): 168 (2b)
Schoch/Mende/Scherbaum: 116
Old object number: 36.I.34
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 January 2013 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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