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Bearing of the Cross (Large Passion)

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In Dürer's era and afterward, the tonal and textural variations achieved in a black-and-white woodcut through hatching and cross-hatching satisfied many collectors. Others, however, prefer colored impressions, such as this one completed in watercolor with touches of gold by a professional...

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lower center: [Dürer's monogram]


watermark: flower and triangle (M.127)


Earl of Pembroke collection. Tomás Harris (b. 1908 - d. 1964), London. 1968, sold by P & D Colnaghi & Co., London, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 12, 1968)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds by exchange from a gift of the Estate of George R. Nutter


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (relief) 010; Meder 119, 1511 edition with Latin text, contemporary hand coloring


Block: 39.7 x 28.5 cm (15 5/8 x 11 1/4 in.) Sheet: 40 x 28.8 cm (15 3/4 x 11 5/16 in)

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Medium or Technique

Woodcut, hand-colored with watercolor and gilding


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