Christ Crowned with Thorns, from The Small Passion

A work made of etching on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1624/31

Artist:

Jacques Callot
French, 1592-1635

About this artwork

Jacques Callot’s etching series The Small Passion exemplifies the artist’s penchant for intimate detail. These prints highlight the ways he depicted space throughout a complete narrative. He framed each stage of the Passion of Christ with a different type of architectural or natural element. The porous boundaries of the exterior scenes allow visual movement by extending the view beyond the foreground figures, while the more rigorously contained interior scenes evoke a sense of finality. For example, Callot’s iconic image of the Last Supper takes place within an isolated triumphal arch that resembles an altar.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jacques Callot

Title

Christ Crowned with Thorns, from The Small Passion

Origin

France

Date

1612–1635

Medium

Etching on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

77 × 57 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

Reference Number

1923.226

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