Christ Carrying the Cross, c. 1480–90


Gift of Herschel V. Jones, 1926expand_more  P.10,612

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Children who mock and throw stones were favorite additions to Passion scenes--note the boy at left with rocks in his apron. The rope tied to Christ refers to Old Testament imagery of the lamb being led to the slaughter. In an early display of realism, this print, copied after an original by Martin Schongauer, was the first engraving to show Christ kneeling under his cross. Christ also looks outward, directly involving the viewer in his anguish.

Christ Carrying the Cross
Artist Life
c. 1440/53–1491
Accession Number
Alfred Morrison, (Lugt 151)
Catalogue Raisonne
B.VI, 128,326, 350 Lehrs VI 137.2 ii/ii see also Lehrs vol. 5 (Schongauer) no.9d, 76
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