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Christ before Pilate: large plate; Ecce Homo; Christ standing on a platform at right, wearing the thorn-crown and the cloak, Pontius Pilate seated in front of him under a canopy, a group of four men addressing Pilate, a crowd onlooking at left; Pilate and Jews left white; proof. 1635-1636
Etching, corrected in numerous places with brown oil paint probably by Rembrandt, numerous fingerprints in the blank area
Watermark: IHP with countermark letter R, double-wired (Hinterding catalogue, unidentified 'twinmark' variant A.a.b.a., datable 1633-1635)
- Production date
Height: 552 millimetres
Width: 450 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For comment see F,4.180.
Label text from 2016-18, Sep-Jan touring exhibition, 'Lines of Thought'
This etching is based on an oil sketch by Rembrandt (1634, National Gallery, London), created as a preparatory study for the print. Although Rembrandt's hand is also evident on this plate, the majority was etched by his close collaborator Jan van Vliet, a reproductive printmaker. Rembrandt's broad-brush corrections in brown oil paint clarify his instructions. At a subsequent stage Van Vliet would have worked on the central part of the plate (still blank here) and submitted that for Rembrandt's approval.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1996 Feb-May, Amsterdam, Museum Het Rembrandthuis, Rembrandt and Van Vliet
2000/1 Jul-Jan, Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, Rembrandt the Printmaker
2002/3 Oct-Jan, Rome, Scuderie del Quirinale, Rembrandt Pittore Incisore
2016 3 Sep-6 Nov, Poole Museum, 'Lines of thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to now', no. 76
2017 1 Jan-25 Feb, The Brynmor Jones Library Art Gallery, University of Hull, 'Lines of thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to now', no. 76
2017 12 Mar-5 May, Ulster Museum, Belfast, 'Lines of thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to now', no. 76
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- Prints and Drawings
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1973,U.937