The Fifth Trumpet
From the Dyson Perrins Apocalypse
London?, England, 1260s
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ludwig. III I (83.MC.72)
In mid-thirteenth-century England, a dramatic increase in manuscripts devoted to the Apocalypse coincided with a revival of the long-established technique of tinted line drawings. This manuscript’s subtle and sophisticated approach to line and color and its delicate rendering of faces and figures belie the horror and violence of its subject matter.