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Print - The Betrayal
  • The Betrayal
    Dürer, Albrecht, born 1471 - died 1528
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The Betrayal

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Nuremberg (made)

  • Date:

    1510 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dürer, Albrecht, born 1471 - died 1528 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woodcut on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EW, shelf 143, box M

This print is one of a set of 12 woodcuts that tell the story of the Crucifixion and Passion of Christ. The German painter and printmaker Albrecht Dürer transformed the narrative and expressive potential of printmaking. His 'Large Passion' series is a vivid and animated rendering of the gospel story.

In this scene Judas has betrayed Christ, kissing him as a signal for the soldiers to make the arrest. They drag Christ away, grabbing his clothing and roping him around the waist. On the right, the disciple Peter fights back, but Christ himself gazes heavenwards, accepting his fate.

Physical description

Black and white woodcut showing the figure of Christ being dragged away by soldiers

Place of Origin

Nuremberg (made)


1510 (made)


Dürer, Albrecht, born 1471 - died 1528 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Woodcut on paper


Height: 39 cm, Width: 26.7 cm

Descriptive line

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528); 'The Betrayal' from the 'Large Passion' series; 1510; woodcut


Woodcut; Paper

Subjects depicted

Christianity; Betrayal


Prints; Religion


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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