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Crowning with Thorns, from Passion of Christ

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:

1575/1600

Artist:

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

About this artwork

After being whipped at the column, bound, and mocked from all sides with a thorny crown and other tortures, the seated Christ appears nonetheless majestic and regal. The surrounding colonnade emphasizes his imprisonment as his tormentors hang on it, jeering ever louder. Christ holds reeds instead of a scepter while soldiers tear at his clothes, but his steady gaze reaches far beyond the printed plane.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jan Sadeler, the Elder

Title

Crowning with Thorns, from Passion of Christ

Place

Flanders (Artist's nationality)

Date

Artist's working dates 1570–1600

Medium

Engraving in black on cream laid paper

Dimensions

Plate: 16.2 × 11.2 cm (6 7/16 × 4 7/16 in.); Sheet: 17.4 × 12.5 cm (6 7/8 × 4 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

The Joseph Brooks Fair Collection

Reference Number

1942.258

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