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Descent from the cross, after Holbein

Artist:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Artist:
After Hans Holbein the Younger (German, Augsburg 1497/98–1543 London)
Date:
1640
Medium:
Etching, only state
Dimensions:
7 3/4 x 6 7/8 in. (19.7 x 17.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1917
Accession Number:
17.50.18-142
Not on view
Descent from the Cross; Joseph of Arimathea and the Virgin Mary kneeling, supporting the body of Christ, St John standing at right, together with three crying women, beside the cross and ladder; after Hans Holbein the Younger.
Inscription: Lettered within design with artists' names and date at lower left: 'HHolbein inu: W Hollar fecit Londini / . 1640 .'
Earls of Pembroke
Pennington 109 only state; New Hollstein (Hollar, Part I) 284 only state
Richard Pennington A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etched Work of Wenceslaus Hollar, 1607-1677. Cambridge, 1982.

Simon Turner Wenceslaus Hollar: New Hollstein German engravings, etchings and woodcuts, 1400-1700. Giulia Bartrum, vols. 1-9, 2009–2012.



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