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Adam and Eve
[Der Theuerdank]. Die geverlicheiten und eines teils der geschichten des loblichen streitbaren vnd hochberumbten helds vnd Ritters Tewrdannckhs
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Burgkmair created this impressive depiction of the Crucifixion from eight woodblocks printed on eight sheets of paper that were later assembled to form a single image. Large woodcuts such as this were meant to be hung on walls. They were intended not only for private devotional use but were also displayed in such public spaces as churches. As a result they are very rare; only three other impressions of this print are known. This is one of four such large eight-sheet prints by the artist; also in the Metropolitan Museum's collection is the large Adam and Eve (49.95.150) dated two years earlier.
"Recent Acquisitions: A Selection: 1997-1998" Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 56, no. 2, New York, Fall 1998, p. 22, ill.
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