Wenceslaus Hollar (Artist) Albrecht Dürer (Related Artist)

Crucifixion

Crucifixion by Wenceslaus Hollar, Albrecht Dürer

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On arriving in England, one of Hollar’s tasks was to document works of art in the Earl of Arundel’s large collection. This is one of three etchings that record drawings by Albrecht Dürer which probably belonged to the earl, two of which (St Christopher and St George and the Dragon) are now in the Kunsthalle in Hamburg. The three prints were all made in 1642, the year that the earl left England. As the patron saint of travellers, St Christopher was an appropriate subject for that time.

Title
Crucifixion
Artist/creator
Production date
1642
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
75 x 58 mm
Inscription
W. Hollar fecit (lower l.). Monogram AD (u.l.). Verso; (pencil) (r.c.) P 106 (l.r.). Inscribed verso bottom right, pencil, 'P106' [Parthey 106]..
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/3/16
Other ID
106 Pennington Catalogue Raisonné
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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