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Unknown artist of the second half of the XIX century
Breaking of Seven Seals
From the series of illustrations for the Holy Bible and Parables
Paper, watercolour, pencil, ink, pen. 53,8 ő 35,6
Purchased in 1891 from G.I.Zhizhin.
All in all there are 83 sheet from this series kept in SHM.
The subject is borrowed from The Revelation of St. John the Divine (VI, 4): ŤAnd there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.ť (The text is quoted from the Synodal edition).