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Large procession to Calvary; a crowded and complex figure composition with a combination of Passion scenes, including the Scoffing, Flagellation and Crucifixion of Jesus Christ; the procession with Christ carrying the cross takes place in the distance with soldiers filing out of a city gate across a bridge; in the middle is the Crucifixion with Mary Magdalene lamenting at the foot of the cross and the cross with the thief, at right, in the process of being raised; after Dürer. 1615
Engraving with grey wash
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Height: 570 millimetres
Width: 390 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- See E,2.161 for another impression.
Entry from 'Albrecht Dürer and his Legacy', BM 2001:
'Jacob Matham came from Haarlem and worked very closely with his step-father Hendrick Goltzius (cat.no 232), whose style he emulated. This large print is based on Dürer's drawing of 1505 in brush and wash on green grounded paper now in the Uffizi, Florence (Strauss 1505/3). It was engraved by Matham while still in the Imperial collection in Prague; thirteen years later, in 1628, it was presented by Emperor Ferdinand II to Cosimo de' Medici. The design is the most crowded and complex figure composition that Dürer ever produced. It looks back to an earlier tradition of representing the Passion with repeating scenes, and is at the same time an important precursor of a particular way of showing a narrative Passion - with the central scene of the Crucifixion relegated to the middle distance - that became popular in mid to late sixteenth-century Netherlandish compositions. The print was copied in a relief wood carving of exactly the same proportions, soon after 1615 (Vaduz, Prince Liechtenstein collection).'
See I.Jost, 'Goltzius, Durer et le collectionneur des coquillages Jan Govertsz.' in 'Revue du Louvre', 1968 pp.57-64.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2002/3 Dec-Mar, BM, 'Dürer and his Legacy' no. 238
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