Pilate, Peter Paul Rubens, after Hendrick Goltzius
Peter Paul Rubens, Hendrick Goltzius
Pilate
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Blatt
196 x 133 mm
Inventory Number
806
Object Number
806 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

Owing in part to its quotations from the Renaissance art of Lucas van Leyden and Albrecht Dürer, Goltzius’s Passion series was considered an exemplary and classic work. This circumstance is also expressed in the copy drawn by the young Peter Paul Rubens after the engraving Christ before Pilate. The copying process served Rubens as a means of reflecting on the original. He concentrated on the group around Pilate, and particularly on the discerning gaze. To this end, he shifted the two heads at the right to a somewhat higher position. Opposite Pilate, in the place of Jesus, are two heads from the engraving Christ before Caiaphas.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Pilate
Draughtsman
Inventor
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Captions Added Later
Verso bezeichnet (mit Bleistift): très rare / Henricus Goltzius penna delin. // No. 27
Verso unten links Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356)
Watermark
  • Kreissegment [beschnitten]
Work Catalogues
  • Burchard/d'Hulst 1963.24.10

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Persons Shown
Illustrated Passage
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Matthäus 27,11-26
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Markus 15,2-15
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Lukas 23,1-7
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Johannes 18,28-31

Iconclass

Primary
  • 73D323 Christ before Pontius Pilate (Matthew 27:11-26; Mark 15:2-15; Luke 23:2-7, 23:13-25; John 18:28 - 19:16)
  • 44B1212 throne
  • 44B113 king
  • 46A633 debate, discussion (~ meeting)
  • 44B12 official acts of rulers, e.g. royal acts (ruler giving audience, granting mercy, etc.; ruler and his subjects)

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Last update

15.02.2021