Book of Revelation: Woman Clothed with the Sun (Ch. 12)
4 3/4 x 2 7/8 in. (12 x 7 cm)
Hans Sebald Beham,
Lucas Cranach, the Elder,
Medium and Support:
Label from “Between Heaven and Hades: Journeys in Renaissance and Baroque Prints”, La Salle University Art Museum, September 13 - December 15, 2017:
The dragon menaces and spews water out of its mouth in an attempt to destroy the good woman of the Apocalypse. Her newborn child, however, is already in heaven.
These woodcut illustrations, after those of Lucas Cranach the Elder, are from "Das Nau Testament" (Dresden: Wolfgang Stockel, 1527) with polemical notes by Jerome Esmer for use by German Roman Catholics.