The Crucifixion

Hans Burgkmair German

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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.

The Crucifixion, Hans Burgkmair (German, Augsburg 1473–1531 Augsburg), Woodcut in eight blocks printed on eight sheets

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