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Passional Christi und Antichristi

  • Object:

    book

  • Place of origin:

    Eisleben (published)

  • Date:

    1564 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Luther, Martin, born 1483 - died 1546 (writer)
    Cranach, Lucas the elder I, born 1472 - died 1553 (artist)

  • Museum number:

    38041800485625

  • Gallery location:

    Medieval & Renaissance, Room 62, The Foyle Foundation Gallery

Place of Origin

Eisleben (published)

Date

1564 (published)

Artist/maker

Luther, Martin, born 1483 - died 1546 (writer)
Cranach, Lucas the elder I, born 1472 - died 1553 (artist)

Descriptive line

26 cuts after designs by Lucas Cranach.
Excerpt from Theil I. der Bücher M. Luthers, ff. 41-57.

Labels and date

This reforming treatise, written in German, presented the Pope as the moral opposite of Christ. The pages here contrast Christ ascending to heaven, under the eye of the Virgin and apostles, with the Pope, described as the Antichrist, being hurled into hell by monstrous demons.
[24/03/2018]

Categories

Books; National Art Library; Woodcuts; Medieval and renaissance

Collection

National Art Library

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