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Crucifixion, from Passion of Christ

A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving in black on ivory 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

On his cross, Christ embodies a powerful vertical center of this composition. The two thieves that flank him barely register their presence as their undulating forms curve into view on the perimeter of the oval. The ribbons bearing grinning skulls and crossbones cascading from their hands denote the thieves as important nonetheless. They stand in stark contrast to the central grouping of pious souls, where Mary, Mary Magdalene, and John the Evangelist look on in adoration.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jan Sadeler, the Elder

Title

Crucifixion, from Passion of Christ

Place

Flanders (Artist's nationality)

Date

Artist's working dates 1570–1600

Medium

Engraving in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

Plate: 16.2 × 11.4 cm (6 7/16 × 4 1/2 in.); Sheet: 17.5 × 12.5 cm (6 15/16 × 4 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

The Joseph Brooks Fair Collection

Reference Number

1942.262

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