Albrecht Durer(after); Knight, Death and the Devil

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According to Weber, this print was particularly inspired by a piece of literature by Dutch writer, Erasmus who published several Christian-inspired works during the early 16th century. Shedding some light onto its symbolism and meaning, the book, titled Enchiridion militis christiani states of the Knight, Death, & Devil:

So that you may not stray from the road of virtue, because it is rough and sad, and because the comforts of this world and the temptations of this world, the flesh and the devil must be overcome, remember this third rule: Pay no attention to the apparitions of terror and phantasy which may confront you at the gate of Hell, as did Aeneas. If you look upon these empty shadows with disdain and remain on the straight and narrow path with zeal and with care, you will overcome all evil.

Created in 1513, Albrecht Dürer included the letter 'S' preceding the date in his signature monogram tablet in the lower left of Knight, Death, & Devil, 1513. This stands for 'Salus,' or the equivalent of Anno Salutis, a form of dating frequently employed by Dürer about this time in his writings. This is considered to be a Meder (f) of (g) impression dating the piece to be mid 16th Century..

Medium: Engraving

Signature:  Artist's monogrammed Initials and datre

Frame: Approx. 23" x 20 1/4" x 1" 

Framed: This item is sold framed. Since it has been previously displayed the frame may have minor imperfections. Please contact us for a detailed condition report.

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