Harrowing of Hell (Large Passion)

1510
Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (relief) 014; Meder 121, 1511 edition with Latin text

Dimensions

Block: 39.2 x 28.0 cm (15 7/16 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

68.258

Medium or Technique

Woodcut

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

1511 edition

Inscription

date in block: 1510; [text on verso]

Signed

right of lower center on rock: [Dürer's monogram]

Markings

watermark: rose and triangle; verso, collector's stamp in black of an owl [H. Marx; Lugt 2816a]; collector's stamp in brown: Tomás Harris [not in Lugt]; MFA stamp with accession number in graphite: 68.258

Provenance

H. Marx (d. 1948, England); Tomás Harris (England, 1908-1964); purchased through P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., Ltd., London by the MFA April 10,1968

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds by exchange from the Stephen Bullard Memorial Fund