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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 hand-colored woodcut on ivory laid paper with letterpress on verso, laid down on white laid paper.
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  • A work made of hand-colored woodcut on ivory laid paper with letterpress on verso, laid down on white laid paper.

Date:

c. 1503

Artist:

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

About this artwork

Christ’s last supper with his apostles marked their final meeting before his death. On this solemn occasion, he correctly predicted that one of them would betray him. Christ’s request that his followers would break bread and drink wine in “remembrance of me” became the basis of the Eucharist. While later Protestant faiths would differ, it remains a principle of Catholic beliefs that these substances miraculously change into Christ’s body and blood during this sacrament.

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

Hand-colored woodcut on ivory laid paper with letterpress on verso, laid down on white laid paper

Dimensions

218 × 155 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

Reference Number

1946.317

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