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Woodcut

  • Place of origin:

    Ulm (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1485 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Zainer, Johannes (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    woodcut coloured by hand

  • Museum number:

    E.2538-1929

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case L, shelf 13, box B

Physical description

Print depicting Christ crucified, with the place of the cross taken by scrolls of foliage. Five birds sit on the scrolls; the one at the top represents a phoenix rising from the flames.

Place of Origin

Ulm (made)

Date

ca. 1485 (made)

Artist/maker

Zainer, Johannes (artist)

Materials and Techniques

woodcut coloured by hand

Dimensions

Height: 10 in, Width: 7.1875 in

Descriptive line

Print depicting Christ crucified, woodcut coloured by hand, Johannes Zainer, Germany, ca. 1485

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1929, London: Board of Education, 1930.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Woodcut

Subjects depicted

Phoenix; Birds; Cross; Crucifixion; Scrolling foliage

Categories

Prints; Christianity; Woodcuts

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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