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    Artist Name:

    Albrecht Dürer

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    German, 1471 – 1528

    Title:

    Knight, Death and the Devil

    Date:

    1513

    Medium:

    Engraving

    Dimensions:

    9 1/2 x 7 3/8 inches

    Credit Line:

    Gift of Professors Alice and George Benston

    Accession Number:

    2002.320

    On View - Stent Family Wing, Second Level, Gallery 201
    In Knight, Death, and the Devil Dürer’s finely detailed and tightly rendered lines create a shimmering effect on the horse’s coat and the knight’s armor. The meaning of the knight riding past the Devil and Death—shown with an hourglass in his hands—has puzzled generations of scholars. Dürer’s image has been associated with Erasmus’s Manual of the Christian Knight, which urges all Christians to live as soldiers in the service of God and traverse the road to salvation fortified by the weapon of faith.



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