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Raising of the Cross

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Four feet wide and printed from three plates, Withouck's engraving reproduces Ruben's colossal tripartite altarpiece which is now in Antwerp's Cathedral. Though Rubens himself made just one or two prints, he was the most powerful force in printmaking from 1620 to 1640. He employed a stable of...

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Provenance

Jacob Burckhardt (1818-1897, Basel); by descent to heirs who consigned it to Christie's, London 30 November 1999; to Paul McCarron (New York); to Robert and Barbara Wheaton (Concord, MA); their gift to MFA, December 12, 2007.

Credit Line

Gift of Robert Bradford and Barbara Ketcham Wheaton

1638

Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein LIII.100.5 iv/iv

Dimensions

Sheet: 61.5 x 124.5 cm (24 3/16 x 49 in.) Framed: 91.4 x 157.5 x 7.6 cm (36 x 62 x 3 in.)

Accession Number

2008.3

Medium or Technique

Engraving and etching

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