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- Series: Small Passion
Title-page of the complete, bound series of 37 woodcuts with Latin text, printed by Hieronymus Höltzel in Nuremberg in 1511; Christ as the Man of Sorrows, sitting on a stone slab and resting his head on his right arm; above the image four title lines and underneath five text lines in letterpress, and text in letterpress on verso. c.1511
Woodcut and letterpress
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Height: 88 millimetres (image)
Height: 140 millimetres (printed area)
Width: 78 millimetres (image)
Width: 100 millimetres (printed area)
- Curator's comments
- This is the first print from a complete copy of the series printed by Hieronymus Höltzel, Nuremberg, 1511, here bound as a book. The book consists of a title-page and 36 illustrations, all with letterpress text on the verso, and a final page with impressum and colophon on the recto. The text consists of verses by the monch Benedict Chelidonius, some pages are collated. This book has the platemark of W Mitchell and that of an earlier owner, Conte G Durazzo.
CD: watermark Ha.21
For the general book entry by Meder see Meder, p.282.XVIII.1.
The British Museum owns 35 woodblocks for this series, missing the title-page (Meder 125) and 'Christ Taking Leave of his Mother' (Meder 132).
Further lit: German Renaissance Prints (BM exh.cat 1995), no.27; Dürer and his Legacy (BM exh.cat 2002), no.114
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Passio Christi ab Alberto Durer...effigiata cu[m]...carmi nibus...Benedicti Chelidonij...
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