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Christ carrying the cross; kneeling to right underneath the cross; Simon of Cyrene supporting the lower end of the cross at left; St Veronica kneeling at right; a large group of figures emerging from the city gate at left, making their way to Calvary in right background; printed from eight blocks. 1527
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Height: 958 millimetres
Width: 668 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- One of the least understood aspects of Renaissance printmaking is the production of large-format prints, which by virtue of their size and fragility have mostly vanished. These large prints were made to be stuck on to walls as temporary decoration for holy feast days and other occasions such as town carnivals. Vogtherr's print is made from eight separate sheets of paper. Its size would have increased the immediacy of Christ's suffering; he stumbles under the weight of the cross and is whipped by his persecutor.
From M. McDonald, 'Ferdinand Columbus: Renaissance Collector', exh. cat., BM, London, 2005, cat.no. 64.
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- Exhibition history
2004 Jun-Jul, Madrid, 'LaCaixa', Ferdinand Columbus
2004 Oct-Dec, Seville, Salon Alto del Apeadero, Ferdinand Columbus
2007 Mar-Apr, London, BM, Easter Passion
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