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Christ, Man of Sorrows, Mocked by a Soldier, frontispiece from The Large Passion

A work made of woodcut in black on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of woodcut in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1511

Artist:

Albrecht Dürer
German, 1471-1528

About this artwork

This woodcut was part of Albrecht Dürer’s famous series of 12 prints detailing the Passion of Christ. Published in 1511, the prints illustrated a text by the monk Benedictus Chelidonius. The frontispiece of the series, Christ, Man of Sorrows, Mocked by a Soldier, takes place in a supernatural setting. The frame of clouds around the scene indicates that Christ has already ascended to heaven, but the presence of his five mortal wounds show that he is still affected by earthly sin.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Albrecht Dürer

Title

Christ, Man of Sorrows, Mocked by a Soldier, frontispiece from The Large Passion

Place

Germany (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1511

Medium

Woodcut in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

28.6 × 19.7 cm (11 5/16 × 7 13/16 in.)

Credit Line

John H. Wrenn Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1934.452

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