Christ on the Cross, Monogrammist AG
Monogrammist AG
Christ on the Cross
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Monogrammist AG

Christ on the Cross, ca. 1484


Blatt
276 x 189 mm
Physical Description
Engraving
Inventory Number
33666
Object Number
33666 D
Acquisition
Acquired in 1860 as a gift from Johann David Passavant
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

This engraving can be dated with relative precision because it was executed for a missal printed in 1484 at the behest of the prince-bishop of Würzburg. In the background of the wide landscape, we see Christ carrying the cross on the road from Jerusalem to the execution site. At the left of the cross in the foreground is the grieving Virgin Mary accompanied by holy women and the Apostle John; to its right, as related in the Gospels, a Roman captain recognizes the son of God in Christ.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Christ on the Cross
Engraver
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Engraving
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Monogrammiert in der Platte unten mittig: AG
Captions Added Later
Verso bezeichnet (mit Bleistift): B. 14
Verso Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
Watermark
  • unbestimmtes Fragment
Work Catalogues
  • TIB 9, Commentary, Nr. 0910.004
  • Lehrs VI, S. 98, Nr. 4
  • Bartsch VI, S. 349, Nr. 14

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Departement
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 1860 as a gift from Johann David Passavant

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 73D6 the crucifixion of Christ: Christ's death on the cross; Golgotha (Matthew 27:45-58; Mark 15:33-45; Luke 23:44-52; John 19:25-38)
  • 73D Passion of Christ
  • 73D64 crucified Christ, with particular persons under the cross
  • 73D58 the superscription: I(esus) N(azarenus) R(ex) I(udaeorum) ~ Christ's crucifixion

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10.04.2024