Augsburg School, c. 1550
An Angel chains the dragon
gouache and watercolour: 150 x 292 cmSOLD
Private Collection, Germany, until 2015
Revelation 20: 1 - 3 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.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.