Christ Before Pilate: Large Plate

A work made of etching on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching on paper.

Date:

1635

Artist:

Rembrandt van Rijn
Dutch, 1606-1669

About this artwork

This print exemplifies popular depictions of the Passion of Christ, which often united multiple parts of the New Testament story into one overwhelming scene, from the first half of the 17th century. Here Rembrandt van Rijn combined the Presentation of Christ to the people by Pontius Pilate and the Mocking of Christ by the people of Jerusalem into one large and deeply moving etching. Although surrounded by the Pharisees and a motley crowd of mocking onlookers, Christ appears disengaged as he looks to the heavens, his hands clasped in prayer.

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Artist

Rembrandt van Rijn

Title

Christ Before Pilate: Large Plate

Origin

Holland

Date

1635

Medium

Etching on paper

Dimensions

543 x 449 mm (image);552 x 449 mm (plate);556 x 455 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

The Charles Deering Collection

Reference Number

1927.5127

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