May 18, 2006

Christ on the Cross between the Virgin and Saint John

Christ on the Cross between the Virgin and Saint John


Lucas Cranach

(German, 1472-1553)

Woodcut on vellum, hand colored with watercolor

Image: 22.7 x 16.2 cm (8 15/16 x 6 3/8 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1972.128

Catalogue raisonné: Hollstein 29



The first carved woodblocks were printed on textiles or vellum until about 1400, when the supply of paper became more abundant.

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