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Christ at Emmaus Presenting the Bread

A work made of black chalk, heightened with white chalk, on gray laid paper with blue fibers.
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  • A work made of black chalk, heightened with white chalk, on gray laid paper with blue fibers.

Date:

1630/40

Artist:

Bernardo Strozzi (Il Prete Genovese or Il Cappuccino)
Italian, 1581-1664

About this artwork

Depicted in profile, Christ seems compellingly real, his humanity as tangible as the bread he holds in his gnarled hands or the folds of his cloak on the chair. Drawn with black and white chalks on a somewhat faded blue paper, this sheet was undoubtedly a preparatory study for one of the 18 known paintings of the Supper at Emmaus produced by this Genoese-born artist and his workshop, probably during his later years working in Venice. For a Capuchin monk like Strozzi, the story of Christ’s appearance to two strangers on the road to Emmaus offered a chance to portray his divinity in very human terms.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Bernardo Strozzi

Title

Christ at Emmaus Presenting the Bread

Place

Italy (Artist's nationality)

Date

1630–1640

Medium

Black chalk, heightened with white chalk, on gray laid paper with blue fibers

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, lower edge, in pen and brown ink: "P.G. n. 33" (?)

Dimensions

30.2 × 24.2 cm (11 15/16 × 9 9/16 in.)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

2013.1032

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