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The Road To Calvary

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

Date:

1485-91

Artist:

Martin Schongauer
German, c. 1430/50-1491

About this artwork

This print imagines the chaotic march to the site of the Crucifixion. Surrounded by a crowd of tormenters, Jesus stares out at the viewer, collapsed under the weight of the instrument of his death, the cross. Martin Schongauer, the most influential engraver prior to Albrecht Dürer (whose work can be seen nearby), brought unprecedented detail and tonal variety to the medium. At the time of its making, this was also one of the largest engravings ever produced. Its widespread impact is attested by numerous copies and imitations in later decades.

Status

On View, Gallery 202

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Martin Schongauer

Title

The Road To Calvary

Origin

Germany

Date

Artist's working dates 1485–1491

Medium

Engraving in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

287 × 430 mm (sheet trimmed within platemark)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1964.6

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