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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.

Date:

1475/85

Artist:

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

Artist

Israhel van Meckenem, the younger

Title

The Flagellation

Origin

Germany

Date

1465–1503

Medium

Engraving in black on cream laid paper

Dimensions

202 × 144 mm (sheet trimmed within plate mark)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

Reference Number

1956.829

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