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Christ Among the Doctors

A work made of engraving on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving on paper.

Date:

1490–1500

Artist:

Israhel van Meckenem the Younger
German, c. 1440/45-1503

About this artwork

Israhel van Meckenem depicted the 12-year old Christ’s spirited discussions with learned doctors and priests in the temple at Jerusalem. In three short days, Christ assimilated and surpassed their knowledge of scripture, and in this print he lectures his rapt audience from a book on the podium beside his magisterial throne. The construction of the throne is similar to the heavenly one in Martin Schongauer’s Christ Blessing the Virgin (1956.864).

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Israhel van Meckenem, the younger

Title

Christ Among the Doctors

Origin

Germany

Date

1490–1500

Medium

Engraving on paper

Dimensions

260 × 184 mm (image); 266 × 184 mm (sheet trimmed within platemark)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

Reference Number

1956.823

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