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Christ presented to the people; Ecce Homo; Pontius Pilate standing on a dais and surrounded by soldiers at left, pointing at Christ on his right side, the gaoler between them, a crowd gathered in front; on the far left side of the dais, holding a jug of water and a large bowl in which Pilate will shortly (and literally) 'wash his hands' of the affair, people leaning from the windows and doorways of the surrounding buildings; oblong plate; fourth state with the top of the plate cut to remove the architrave above the statues, with a balustrade drawn in above the two windows on the right, with shading added to multiple areas in the architecture, including the right facade, with shading added in many of the costumes, before extra vertical shading has been added to the side of the two windows right of the tribune. 1655
Drypoint on Japan paper
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Height: 358 millimetres
Width: 445 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For comment see 1848,0911.38.
2006 label text for "Rembrandt: a 400th aniversary display"
Christ presented to the people, 1655
Drypoint, Hind 271, 4th state, printed on Japanese paper
The print depicts the scene when the captive Christ was shown to the people of Jerusalem, who called for his death by crucifixion. The man in the turban is Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor (or procurator) who reluctantly acceded to their demands.
Like The three crosses exhibited nearby, this print is executed wholly in drypoint. Rembrandt may have regarded these two monumental sheets as a pair.
Bequeathed by Felix Slade, 1868-8-22-665
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1992 Mar-May, London, National Gallery, Rembrandt
2009 Canada Tour, BM Treasures
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