Das Leben Jesu Christi, gezogen aus den vier Evangelisten (The Life of Jesus Christ, drawn from the Four Evangelists)

Illustrated by Hans Wechtlin (German, 1480 to 1485–after 1526), Illustrated by Urs Graf (German (Switzerland), about 1485–1527 or 1528), Printer Johann Knoblouch (German, died in 1528)

Place of Publication: Strassburg, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Nagler XXI, p. 24; Passavant, pp. 329-32; Muther, no. 1383, pls. 231-34


Overall: 32 x 22.3 x 1.5 cm (12 5/8 x 8 3/4 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 48 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Strassburg: Johann Knoblouch, 1508) Folio; 48 leaves [incomplete; each leaf, printed on one side only, laid down back to back, except for first and last leaf, mounted on modern paper, for a total of 25 “leaves”]; maroon cloth boards.

Illustrations of scenes from Christ’s life and Passion, plus the Expulsion from the Garden of Eden, Last Judgment, and four leaves of multiple portraits of saints.

Strassburg: Johann Knoblouch, 1508


G.P. Römer, Hertford, England (cat. 50, no.103), from whom purchased by MFA, September 9, 1948, for $192.30.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund