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Maker(s):Dürer, Albrecht
Culture:German (1471-1528)
Title:Christ Bearing the Cross from the series Engraved Passion
Date Made:1512
Place Made:Germany; Nuremberg
Measurements:mount: 8 1/8 in x 7 1/8 in; 20.6375 cm x 18.0975 cm; sheet: 4 9/16 in x 2 15/16 in; 11.58875 cm x 7.46125 cm
Narrative Inscription:  MONOGRAM/DATE: recto, upp. r. (printed within image): 1512 / AD ; INSCRIPTIONS: verso, upp. l. (pencil): MEDER A OR B ; verso, upp. ctr. (pen and brown ink): 10 ; verso, ctr. (pencil): 10 ; verso, lwr. ctr. (pen and black ink): Jos Camesina / Pomal 1824 ; verso, lwr. ctr. (pencil): B.N. 12 ; verso, lwr. ctr. (stamp and pencil): [two points with rounded bottom] 65 [in center of stamp in pencil]
Accession Number:  MH 2002.L4j
Credit Line:Anonymous Loan
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Bound in book with total of 16 engravings of scenes from the passion. Bound by the owner in handcrafted paper. Christ carries the cross while a crouching figure pulls him by his collar. Jesus gestures towards a kneeling St. Veronica. The Virgin Mary walks behind him and the background is filled with several people holding spears and weapons visible above the crowd.

Christianity; crosses; virgins; saints; weapons

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