The Four Horsemen
Apocalypse, Death and Disaster

Key works

  • Albrecht DÜRER
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (c. 1497-1498); (1498) {printed before text edition of} 

from The Apocalypse series, published 1498
woodcut
39.2 x 28.2 cm (image and sheet)
Bartsch 64

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1956
3538-4

    Albrecht DÜRER
    The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (c. 1497-1498); (1498) {printed before text edition of}
    from The Apocalypse series, published 1498
    woodcut
    39.2 x 28.2 cm (image and sheet)
    Bartsch 64
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Felton Bequest, 1956
    3538-4

  • FLANDERS
St Jerome (c. 1540) 


oil on wood panel
42.6 x 31.9 cm


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1932
4590-3

    FLANDERS
    St Jerome (c. 1540)
    oil on wood panel
    42.6 x 31.9 cm
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Felton Bequest, 1932
    4590-3

  • Sebald BEHAM
The lady and Death 1541 


engraving
7.9 x 5.2 cm (plate)
8.2 x 5.5 cm (sheet)
Bartsch 149; Pauli 150 i/iii
1st of 3 states
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1950
2278-4

    Sebald BEHAM
    The lady and Death 1541
    engraving
    7.9 x 5.2 cm (plate) 8.2 x 5.5 cm (sheet)
    Bartsch 149; Pauli 150 i/iii
    1st of 3 states
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Felton Bequest, 1950
    2278-4

  • Francisco GOYA y Lucientes
The sleep of reason produces monsters (1797-1798); 1799 {published} 
(El sueño de la razón produce monstruos)
plate 43 from Los Caprichos (The Caprices) series 1799
etching and aquatint printed in sepia ink
18.3 x 12.2 cm (image)
21.5 x 15.1 cm (plate)
24.2 x 16.7 cm (sheet)
Harris 78.III.1

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1976
P1.43-1976

    Francisco GOYA y Lucientes
    The sleep of reason produces monsters (1797-1798); 1799 {published}
    (El sueño de la razón produce monstruos)
    plate 43 from Los Caprichos (The Caprices) series 1799
    etching and aquatint printed in sepia ink
    18.3 x 12.2 cm (image) 21.5 x 15.1 cm (plate) 24.2 x 16.7 cm (sheet)
    Harris 78.III.1
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Felton Bequest, 1976
    P1.43-1976

  • MASTER S
Three skulls on a carved tomb (c. 1525-1550) 


engraving
25.6 x 19.9 cm (image)
25.9 x 20.2 cm (sheet)
Bartsch X.130.20; Hollstein 456

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1923
1278.225-3

    MASTER S
    Three skulls on a carved tomb (c. 1525-1550)
    engraving
    25.6 x 19.9 cm (image) 25.9 x 20.2 cm (sheet)
    Bartsch X.130.20; Hollstein 456
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Felton Bequest, 1923
    1278.225-3

  • Michael WOLGEMUT 
Wilhelm PLEYDENWURFF 
Christ embracing death (figure 45) 
folio q verso in Stephan Fridolin’s Schatzbehalter, Nuremberg: Koberger, 1491
hand-coloured woodcut 
State Library of Victoria

    Michael WOLGEMUT
    Wilhelm PLEYDENWURFF
    Christ embracing death (figure 45)
    folio q verso in Stephan Fridolin’s Schatzbehalter, Nuremberg: Koberger, 1491
    hand-coloured woodcut
    State Library of Victoria

  • Michael WOLGEMUT 
Wilhelm PLEYDENWURFF 
Dance of Death
folio CCLXIIII recto in Hartmann Schedel’s Nuremberg Chronicle, Nuremberg: Koberger, 1493
woodcut
State Library of Victoria

    Michael WOLGEMUT
    Wilhelm PLEYDENWURFF
    Dance of Death
    folio CCLXIIII recto in Hartmann Schedel’s Nuremberg Chronicle, Nuremberg: Koberger, 1493
    woodcut
    State Library of Victoria

  • Stefano della Bella
Italian 1610–64
Death on the battlefield c.1646–7
etching, 3rd or 4th of 4 states
22.5 x 30.3 cm (plate), 25.7 x 33.7 (sheet)
De Vesme 93 iii or iv/iv
Special Collections, Baillieu Library, The University of Melbourne
Gift of Dr J. Orde Poynton 1959 (1959.4585.000.000)

    Stefano della Bella
    Italian 1610–64
    Death on the battlefield c.1646–7
    etching, 3rd or 4th of 4 states
    22.5 x 30.3 cm (plate), 25.7 x 33.7 (sheet)
    De Vesme 93 iii or iv/iv
    Special Collections, Baillieu Library, The University of Melbourne
    Gift of Dr J. Orde Poynton 1959 (1959.4585.000.000)