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).
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Israhel van Meckenem, the younger
- Christ Among the Doctors
- Engraving on paper
- 260 × 184 mm (image); 266 × 184 mm (sheet trimmed within platemark)
- Bequest of Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.