Christ Carrying the Cross (from the Round Passion series, eighth of nine plates)

1509
Lucas van Leyden (Netherlandish, about 1494–1533)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (intaglio) 064; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish, vol. X) 64 (I/I); Filedt Kok (New Hollstein) 64 (a)

Dimensions

Sheet: 29.3 x 29.4 cm (11 9/16 x 11 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.10898.8

Medium or Technique

Engraving from two plates (roundel within a circular ornamental border)

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Dated in border plate, upper center, in banderole: 1509

Signed

Signed in plate, on tablet hanging from branch, lower right: L

Markings

Watermark: serpent with crown on head; verso, MFA stamp (Lugt 282) with old accession number in graphite [though incorrect]: 28820 9/7

Provenance

December 1921, acquired by the MFA from Gutekunst-Klipstein (dealers), Bern, Switzerland, through the gift of George Peabody Gardner (b. 1855 - d. 1939), Boston. (Accession Date: December 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Gift of George Peabody Gardner