Augsburg School, c. 1550
The Fall of Babylon
gouache and watercolour: 150 x 292 cmSOLD
Private Collection, Germany, until 2015
Revelation 18: 1 - 3 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.One of four missing pages from the "Augsburg Wunderzeichenbuch", previously with Day & Faber and now in a Private Collection, New York.For a full description of the book please see the EXHIBITIONS page on this website.