Christ Before Pilate (from the Large Passion of Christ)

Pilate Washing his Hands

Israhel van Meckenem (German, about 1440/45–1503)


Catalogue Raisonné

Lehrs 147; Hollstein-Koreny 147; Geisberg 80; Bartsch 15

Dimensions

Sheet: 20.5 x 14.5 cm (8 1/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

P2151

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

on platform, below Pilate's feet: I . M

Markings

watermark: gothic p with flower and line through descender [similar to but not exactly like Lehrs, vol. 9, p. 501, fig. 25]; verso, in graphite: 100 [?]; in red pencil: 346; in old black ink script: B. No.. 15./Tres belle épr. y tres nave/J.F.Linck/160[?; Lugt 1685]; stamped in black, in a circle: Dr./WA/Pr. [Dr. W.A. Ackermann; Lugt 791]; in pencil: N N _

Provenance

Dr. W. A. Ackermann (b. 1793 - d. 1865); J.F. Linck (d. about 1863). Henry Foster Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896), New York; November 1897, purchased by the MFA through the Harvey D. Parker Fund

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund