Monday, August 18, 2008

Heinrich Aldegrever - Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus, engravings from 1554
Devils Taking the Rich Man to Hell, plate 4 from the series.

"Plate 5: The Rich Man in Hell seeing a vision of Lazarus embraced by Abraham; Dives seated on flames in a cave at left, a devil pouring liquid from a pitcher; at right Lazarus and Abraham on clouds surrounded by angels above a landscape; from a series of five engravings."

Look up "The Parable of Dives and Lazarus" at the British Museum to see the the first 3 from the series.

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