- Museum number
Christ and the Apostles; 1) Christ, 2) St Peter, 3) St Andrew, 4) St James the Greater, 5) St John, 6) St Philip, 7) St Bartholomew, 8) St Thomas, 9) St Matthew, 10) St James the Less, 11) St Simon, 12) St Jude, 13) St Matthias, 14) St Paul; trimmed at all sides. c. 1510-15
Woodcut and letterpress
- Production date
- 1510-1515 (c.)
Height: 310 millimetres (each, c.)
Width: 183 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Part of a Christ, Apostles and St Paul series (Hollstein 31-44), consisting of fourteen sheets. Several editions and copies exist - at least six editions and four copies. The first copied series was published by J. Schöffer in 1516, providing a terminus ante quem for the original series.
Only the first sheet of the series is signed with the winged serpent and contains the Saxon shields, thus indicating that the series was intended to be sold as a complete set.
This impression is taken from a later edition with credo below, all sheets are trimmed above and at the sides.
Two complete sets are extant at the BM, one of which is intact, from another edition with title and at the side a biographical notice, with reference to the relevant source in the Gospel or Acts of the Apostles and creed below, registered as 1911-7-8-42...55, and described indiviudally on line.
Cf. D. Koepplin / T. Falk, Lucas Cranach: Gemälde - Zeichnungen - Graphik, 2 vols, exh. cat. Kunstmuseum Basel, 1974, no. 438-451.
J. Strehle / A. Kunz, Druckgraphiken Lukas Cranachs d.Ä. Im Dienst von Macht und Glauben, exh. cat. Lutterhalle Wittenberg 1998, no. 32 and p. 135.
- Not on display
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- Prints and Drawings
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