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  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1898 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Housman, Clemence, born 1861 - died 1955 (engraver)
    Housman, Laurence, born 1865 - died 1959 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Artist

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EW, shelf 76

Physical description

Wood-engraving of Christ crucified. To one side a figure in thorns and the other a figure with a tree. Lettered 'L H'.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


1898 (made)


Housman, Clemence, born 1861 - died 1955 (engraver)
Housman, Laurence, born 1865 - died 1959 (artist)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'L H'


Height: 144 mm image, Width: 79 mm image, Height: 221 mm sheet, Width: 191 mm sheet

Descriptive line

Clemence Housman. Christ crucified, flanked by two male figures of whom one is encircled by briars and the other is standing by a rose tree. In the foreground are the Instruments of Passion. Illustration to 'Of the Imitation of Christ' by Thomas à Kempis, published by Kegan Paul & Co., 1898, after a drawing by Laurence Housman.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1951 London: HMSO, 1962.


Printing ink



Subjects depicted

Crucifixion; Trees; Reeds; Crown of Thorns; Crucifixes; Nails; Briar; Crowns; Male figure; Roses


Illustration; Prints; Christianity


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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