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The Last Supper and Christ Washing the Feet of His Disciples, plate nine from Passio domini nostri Jesu Christi

A work made of woodcut on ivory laid paper with letterpress on verso.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of woodcut on ivory laid paper with letterpress on verso.

Date:

c. 1503

Artist:

Urs Graf, the Elder (Swiss, 1485-1527/28)
published by Johann Knobloch (German, born Switzerland, died 1528)

About this artwork

Urs Graf is best known for his satirical drawings and prints of prostitutes and mercenary soldiers. He likely paused his own military campaign jaunts to design the decidedly tamer set of book illustrations of the Passion of Christ. These images are livelier than they first appear, with curious perspectival attempts and a merging of multiple narratives. Yet the Last Supper snaps into spatial sense only when color is added, a step that was intended, but probably not completed, by Graf himself.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Urs Graf, the Elder

Title

The Last Supper and Christ Washing the Feet of His Disciples, plate nine from Passio domini nostri Jesu Christi

Origin

Switzerland

Date

1503–1506

Medium

Woodcut on ivory laid paper with letterpress on verso

Dimensions

219 × 154 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Potter Palmer, II

Reference Number

1937.76

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