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The washing of hands

Series/Portfolio:
The satirical passion
Etcher:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Artist:
After Hans Holbein the Younger (German, Augsburg 1497/98–1543 London)
Date:
1625–77
Medium:
Etching, only state
Dimensions:
Sheet: 3 1/2 × 2 5/16 in. (8.9 × 5.9 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1917
Accession Number:
17.50.18-231
Not on view
Plate 11. The washing of hands; Christ is led towards the right by hooded men carrying staffs terminating in knife-clenching fists. One of them is preparing to beat him with a burning candle; Pilate sits on his throne on a platform in the background and has his hands washed by two attendants; after a follower of Hans Holbein
Inscription: Lettered below image with verse over four lines: 'See Pilate washing [...] with a Candle beaten,' and numbered '11' in lower right corner.
Pennington 126 only state; New Hollstein (Hollar, Part IV) 1211 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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