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Medieval European Monsters and Devils

Two figures are seen riding through the water in the foreground; the woman is nude save for an elaborate headdress, the man holds a tortoise shell as a shield and has an antler-like object on his head and has a serpent-like body which supports the woman. Behind is a minutely described landsape with walled town, castle, and along the opposite bank o the water, nude females swimming and a man running in alarm to the water's edge.
Albrecht Dürer
The Sea Monster
1493 - 1503
engraving | paper
Museum Purchase
Albrecht Dürer
Satyr's Family
engraving | paper
Gift of J. Frederick Hoffman
This black and white print depicts an animated and detailed scene of nude figures and mythical beasts on the surface of the sea.Two men, with seaweed hair and riding half horse/half fish creatures, strike out at each other. A man and a woman ride a beast with a scaly body and the head of a fierce dog. In the background, a man holding a trident stands with his back to the viewer. Action and motion are expressed with billowing drapery, flowing hair and moving waves. The wide mouthed expressions of the figures and animals suggest yelling and noise in this chaotic scene. Among the many details depicted by the artist is a plaque held by the woman that has his initials.
Daniel Hopfer
Battle of the Sea Gods
1500 - 1532
etching on iron | medium, slightly textured light beige laid paper
Museum Purchase
This decorative image is organized along a vertical axis wtih fanciful creatures, grotesque heads, depictions of carved gems and harpies.
Agostino dei Musi
Upright Ornament with Bull and Satyrs
1515 - 1525
engraving | paper
Museum Purchase
Heinrich Aldegrever
Devils Taking the Rich Man to Hell, No. 4 from the Series of 5 Prints "Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus"
engraving | paper
Museum Purchase
Heinrich Aldegrever
The Labors of Hercules: The Labors of Hercules: Cerberus (one of the set of 13 p
engraving | paper
Museum Purchase
Heinrich Aldegrever
The Labors of Hercules: Centaurs and Hippodamia (one of the set of 13 prints)
engraving | paper
Museum Purchase
Heinrich Aldegrever
The Labors of Hercules: The Lernean Hydra (one of the set of 13 prints)
engraving | paper
Museum Purchase
Heinrich Aldegrever
The Labors of Hercules: The Dragon of the Garden of the Hesperides (one of the s
engraving | paper
Museum Purchase
<p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The skeletal figure of Fury extends his left leg and arm, the latter encircled by a snake. Fury, mouth agape, is surrounded by winding tree branches, snakes, a dragon-esque creature, and a swan. </span></span> Larson 2/12/18&nbsp;</p>
Giovanni Jacopo Caraglio
1525 - 1526
engraving | paper
Museum Purchase
A nude woman with long hair flowing down her back grasps a tree branch with her right hand and bends it downward in order to more easily pluck the green fruit dangling at its tip with her left hand. Her white body contrasts starkly with the darker tones of the surrounding landscape. The less conspicuous figure of a serpent with the head of a bearded man coils about the trunk of the tree next to the woman and fixes her with his stare.
Defendente Ferrari
Eve Tempted by the Serpent
1520 - 1525
tempera | panel
Museum Purchase
A group of figures at the left stand in a vaulted space under a cross. They look towards the lower right of the composition where a man holding a standard with a cross on top is bending forward and offering his hand to an old bearded man in an arched doorway. Above the doorway are several fantastical figures with beaked or animal heads and arms with claws. Signed in the block "AD", lower right, recto.
Albrecht Dürer
Christ in Limbo (The Harrowing of Hell) from "The Small Woodcut Passion"
1509 - 1511
woodcut print | laid paper
Gift of Prof. Eugene and Mrs. Marie Glysson


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American Orientalist art at the turn of the 20th century
<p>America Encounters Asia in Art</p>

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