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Albrecht Dürer - Pilatus washing his hands - 1510

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Albrecht Dürer - Pilatus washing his hands - 1510

Reference: From the small woodcut passion - H.145
Edition without text on the backside after 1511

Woodcut . Full plate border and tread margins. Still good impression from the used block with some worm holes and broken borderline visible.

Read more about the Small Woocut Passion
According to Walter Strauss , Durer began the Small Woodcut Passion sometime in 1508 or 1509, completed it in 1510, and published it in 1511 with Latin verses by Benedictus Chelidonius facing each plate. There are thirty-seven woodcuts in the series, beginning The Fall of Man and concluding with The Last Judgment. While only a few of the plates are dated, those that are suggest that Durer originally began with Christ's Entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and concluded with The Last Judgment. As he was completing the series c. 1510, however, he added The Fall of Man, The Expulsion from Eden (dated 1510), The Annunciation, The Nativity, and Saints Peter, Paul, and Veronica holding the Suderium (dated 1510). These additions change the focus from a history of The Passion to a history of mankind with Adam and Eve as the source of man's woes and Jesus as man's salvation. Of all of Durer's great works in series, the Small Woodcut Passion is by far the largest. It was also one of his most popular: it was reprinted several times up to an Italian edition of 1612. Although there exist later impressions printed from Durer's original blocks, they are gray and blotchy and do not print well.
There is a consensus that the original engravings drawn by Albrecht Durer himself on the wood were engraved under his own superintendence. The consensus is that Durer cut the blocks himself for his early works including The Ship of Fools until he could train professional woodcutters to reach the level he had achieved, worlds beyond anything anyone had done up to that time in terms of subtlety, fineness of line, density, etc.

Walter Strauss distinguishes two lifetime editions of the complete work, as opposed to individual printings of individual works that Durer sold or gave away when he traveled. The third edition of the genuine woodcuts was published at Venice, in 1612 (wit Italian text)

Here we have a somewhat later edition from the used block. Almost all woodcuts on the market are from the more common Italian edition or editions without text such as this one..






Additional Information
SKU xxd35.1
Picture Size 12,70 cm x 10 cm
Specification Print
technic Woodcut
Artist Albrecht Durer
period before 1500
School German
subject Religious
rating ****
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