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Title Page, from Passion of Christ

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

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

Date:

1575/1600

Artist:

Jan Sadeler, the Elder (Flemish, 1550-1600)
after Marcus Gheeraerts, the Elder (Flemish, c. 1520-c. 1590)

About this artwork

A symbolically charged heraldic arrangement—including the spear, sponge, lash, and other instruments of Christ’s Passion—occupies the bulk of this oval design. Although the rest of the sheet contains significantly more text than the Sadeler and Gheeraerts signatures seen below the image in each subsequent print, it is similar in many ways to the grotesque imagery throughout the series. The blank background here makes one marked exception, as the other scenes play out before a unifying netting of black crosshatched lines.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jan Sadeler, the Elder

Title

Title Page, from Passion of Christ

Place

Flanders (Artist's nationality)

Date

Artist's working dates 1570–1600

Medium

Engraving in black on cream wove paper

Dimensions

Plate: 16 × 11.8 cm (6 5/16 × 4 11/16 in.); Sheet: 17.2 × 12.5 cm (6 13/16 × 4 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

The Joseph Brooks Fair Collection

Reference Number

1942.252

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