School of Art
Prints / PR32
Woodcut in black on white wove paper mounted on white card
106 x 140 mm.
George Powell or John Williams??
Reverse of paper has printed text in old German. The print is taken from a book, probably an illustrated Bible. It illustrates a summary of the Apocalypse as detailed in the Book of Revelations Chapter 8, verses 1-13
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Bible / book illustration, Day of Judgement; foreground, on the left, the figure of Christ with three apostles, on the right, figures kneeling and praying; middleground, a town featuring arches, spires, steps and a bridge, (figures running over bridge and steps) with smoke from buildings; background, sailing ships sinking in heavy sea, peninsula with hilltop castle; sky, God in centre parting clouds, to His sides angels with bugles, on the right, face of the sun is obscured by cloud, on the left, smiling face of clear full moon with shooting stars. Highly detailed woodcut, thin black border