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The Scourging of Christ (verso), and The Israelites Enslaved in Egypt (recto), from Schatzbehalter (Treasury)

A work made of woodcut in black with hand-colored additions and letterpress in black with rubrication (recto and verso) on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of woodcut in black with hand-colored additions and letterpress in black with rubrication (recto and verso) on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1491, portfolio assembled 1929

Artist:

Michel Wolgemut (German, 1434/37–1519)
printed and published by Anton Koberger (German, c. 1440/45–1513)
original text by Stephan Fridolin (German, c. 1430–1498)
portfolio text by Wilhelm Ludwig Schreiber (German, 1855–1932)

About this artwork

Michael Wolgemut (teacher of Albrecht Dürer, whose work can be seen nearby) produced this woodcut as part of a book about the life of Jesus. In the 15th century, illustrations in printed books were enlivened by the addition of hand-coloring in watercolor. The colorist of Wolgemut’s gruesome depiction of the flagellation emphasized Jesus’s suffering by adding streams of blood running down his body, a detail absent in the woodblock.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Michel Wolgemut

Title

The Scourging of Christ (verso), and The Israelites Enslaved in Egypt (recto), from Schatzbehalter (Treasury)

Place

Germany (Artist's nationality:)

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Original 1491

Medium

Woodcut in black with hand-colored additions and letterpress in black with rubrication (recto and verso) on ivory laid paper

Inscriptions

Stamp verso upper left, in black: "Veräussert" (in rectangle); stamp recto upper left, in black: "Bayerisches National Museum" (in oval with crest), upper right, in purple: (illegible, in circle)

Dimensions

Image/block, verso: 25 × 17.5 cm (9 7/8 × 6 15/16 in.); Image/block, recto: 25.2 × 17.6 cm (9 15/16 × 6 15/16 in.); Sheet: 27.2 × 18.2 cm (10 3/4 × 7 3/16 in.)

Credit Line

Print Sales Miscellaneous Fund

Reference Number

1938.86.21

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