About This Artwork

Franz Johann Heinrich Nadorp
German, 1794-1876

Descent from the Cross with a Silhouette of Jerusalem in the Background, 1852

Graphite, with smudging, on ivory wove paper
408 x 287 mm

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection, 2013.994

Franz Johann Heinrich Nadorp studied in Prague, but he spent much of his artistic life in Rome, where he founded a German artist union (Kunstverein). Known for his portraits and prints for several artist albums (Künstleralben), he was also an aspiring history painter. This sparely delineated, luminous drawing relates to an etching by the artist from the same period. Indeed, the Latin term Hebdoma Sancta in the inscription suggests he drew it in Rome during Holy Week.

— Exhibition label, The Thrill of the Chase: Drawings from the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection, March 15–June 15, 2013, Galleries 124–127.




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