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The Flagellation

A work made of engraving in black on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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




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

About this artwork

Prolific engraver and copyist Israhel van Meckenem produced this original Passion series without recourse to prints by contemporaries such as Martin Schongauer or Master E. S. Although these prints are compositionally complex, his figures remain rooted in the Gothic style. This sensibility is particularly evident in the violence of the Flagellation scene, in which Christ’s torturers wield their implements vehemently. A much-collected series, The Passion survives in at least 40 complete sets, some hand colored and some even gilded.


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Prints and Drawings


Israhel van Meckenem, the younger


The Flagellation


Germany (Artist's nationality:)

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Artist's working dates 1465–1503


Engraving in black on cream laid paper


Sheet trimmed within platemark: 20.2 × 14.4 cm (8 × 5 11/16 in.)

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Bequest of Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

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