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Stations of the Cross

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Glasgow (made)

  • Date:

    1999 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wiszniewski, Adrian, born 1958 (artist)
    Glasgow Print Studio (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Linocut on tenjin paper

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased through the Julie and Robert Breckman Print Fund

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EW, shelf 158

This print by the Scottish artist Adrian Wiszniewski is a part of a set of fourteen linocuts, depicting the final events in the life of Christ, titled Stations of the Cross. The series was included in the V&A exhibition Sacred, in 2001. The set is a modern treatment of the events of the Passion of Christ, a theme often explored in art throughout the ages.

Wiszniewski’s figures, though clad in modern dress, stand outside time and space, and appear to us as universal ‘types’ beyond the confines of any specific culture. The simplicity of the technique, the fluid lines and strong colour create a striking image. This print shows the scene from the Passion where a bystander, Simon of Cyrene, is made to carry Christ’s cross.

Physical description

'Jesus met by Simon of Cyrene', white-line composition on yellow background. From a portfolio of fourteen linocuts depicting the final events in the life of Christ. The stark events of the Passion are depicted in a series of simple white-line compositions. The background of each print is a solid vivid colour.

Place of Origin

Glasgow (made)


1999 (made)


Wiszniewski, Adrian, born 1958 (artist)
Glasgow Print Studio (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Linocut on tenjin paper


Height: 62 cm, Width: 50 cm

Descriptive line

'Jesus met by Simon of Cyrene', linocut, white-line composition on a yellow background, from the portfolio 'Stations of the Cross', 1999 by Adrian Wiszniewski

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Stations: the new sacred art (2000) published by Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery to accompant the project 'Stations: the new sacred art', an exhibition in Suffolk churches (see pages 73-75).


Paper; Ink



Subjects depicted

Christianity; Saints; Suffering; Crosses (objects)


Prints; Religion; Christianity; Death; Scotland; Printed pages & sheets


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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