Skip to Main Content

The Passion: The Raising of Lazarus

before 1508
(Swiss, c. 1485–1527/29)
Catalogue raisonné: Hollstein 5
You can copy, modify, and distribute this work, all without asking permission. Learn more about CMA's Open Access Initiative.
Location: not on view

Download, Print and Share


The first woodcuts appeared in Europe at the end of the 14th century but were relatively rare until the early 15th century. By the 1430s thousands of woodcuts were available with simple, crude designs and were used as playing cards or as devotional images. Inexpensive, they were readily purchased at fairs, markets, and pilgrimage sites. Following the tradition of manuscript illumination, woodcuts were often hand-colored with watercolor, a quicker and cheaper process than printing with color.
The Passion:  The Raising of Lazarus

The Passion: The Raising of Lazarus

before 1508

Urs Graf the Elder

(Swiss, c. 1485–1527/29)

Visually Similar Artworks

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.