The Resurrection of Christ

Joseph Heintz the Elder Swiss

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In the presence of Roman soldiers, some of whom continue to slumber undisturbed, Christ rises from the grave. Light streams from the sky, catching the rim of a shield and accentuating the muscular bodies of the figures. The inscription at lower left, in Heintz’s hand, indicates that he produced this sheet after a composition by Hans Speckaert, whose work Heintz encountered in Rome and whose fluid draftsmanship he emulates here.

The Resurrection of Christ, Joseph Heintz the Elder (Swiss, Basel 1564–1609 Prague), Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, heightened with white over graphite or black chalk, on paper toned with transparent brown wash; framing lines in graphite at left and top edges

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