Albrecht Dürer, The Betrayal Of Christ (The Large Passion), 1510

Artist: Albrecht Dürer (1471 - 1528)
Title:The Betrayal Of Christ (The Large Passion), 1510
Reference:Bartsch 7, Meder 116
Medium:Woodcut
Image:15 3/8 in x 10 7/8 in (39.1 cm x 27.6 cm)
Sheet:15 5/8 in x 11 in (39.7 cm x 27.9 cm)
Framed:approx. 33 in x 28 1/2 in (83.8 cm x 72.4 cm)
Edition:A Meder D of (E) impression from the Augsburg edition of 1675 after the 1511 Latin text edition, printed on laid paper with HW with A in Circle watermark (M 304).
Signature:This work is monogrammed by Albrecht Dürer (Nuremburg, 1471- Nuremburg, 1528) ‘AD’ in the lower left of the image. Also dated in the woodcut in the upper right.
Condition:This work is generally in good condition. This vintage 16th century work has minor creases and stains due to age and wear characteristic to works of this age not affecting the overall image.
ID #W-6293
$13,500 $8,500

Historical Description

With extreme details in linework and composition, Albrecht Dürer The Betrayal Of Christ (The Large Passion), 1510 showcases a marvelously intimate and emotionally charged scene. In such a high quality work of art, there is an integration of subtle shading and texture throughout the illustration. To bring about the focus on Christ, the surrounding pockets are shaded much darker than the rest of the scene. The face of Christ is realized in such a way that we as the spectator sympathize and embody the same kind of physical and emotional suffering. Recently betrayed by Judas, Christ looks up towards heaven with a knowingly, heavy expression. His head is beautifully expressive, and we cannot help but feel the overwhelming grief of emotions.

Albrecht Dürer creates a passionate masterwork that manages to yield special and intimate feelings for the viewer. Every inch of the scene contains precision in cut and tonal gradation.

Created in 1510, Albrecht Dürer The Betrayal Of Christ (The Large Passion), 1510 is a woodcut. Monogrammed ‘AD’ in the lower left of the image. Also dated in the woodcut in the upper right. This work is a Meder D of (E) impression from the Augsburg edition of 1675 after the 1511 Latin text edition, printed on laid paper with HW with A in Circle watermark (M 304).

CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ & COA:

Albrecht Dürer The Betrayal Of Christ (The Large Passion), 1510 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoice accompanying the final sale of the work):

1. Bartsch. The Illustrated Bartsch Vol. 10. Edited by Walter L. Strauss. New York: Abaris Books, 1981. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonnè no. 7.

2. Kurth, W. Dr. The Complete Woodcuts of Albrecht Dürer. New York: Dover Publications, Inc.,1963. Listed and illustrated as catalogue no raisonne no. 216.

3. Meder, J. Dürer-Katalog. Wien: Verlag Gilhoffer & Ranschburg, 1932. Listed as catalogue raisonné no. 116.

4. Pawlak, M. Albrecht Dürer: 1471 bis 1528, Das gesamte Graphische Werk, Druckgraphik, Band II. München, Verlag Rogner & Bernhard GMBH. Listed and illustrated as plate no. 1530.

5. Scheller, R. W. and Boon, K. G. The Graphic Art of Albrecht Dürer, Hans Dürer and the Dürer School. Amsterdam: Vengendt & Co, 1971. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 116.

6. Schoch, R. Albrecht Dürer: Das druckgraphische Werk, Band II Holzschnitte und Holzschnittfolgen. München: Prestel Verlag, 2002. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 157.

7. Strauss, W. L. Albrecht Dürer, Woodcuts and Wood Blocks. New York: Abaris Books, 1980. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 149. HW with A in Circle watermark listed and illustrated as M 304 on page 690.

8. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

ABOUT THE FRAMING:
Albrecht Dürer The Betrayal Of Christ (The Large Passion), 1510 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with linen-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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