Albrecht Dürer, 'The Large Passion: The Bearing of the Cross'

Albrecht Dürer, 'The Large Passion: The Bearing of the Cross'

Albrecht Dürer (1471 -1528)
'The Large Passion: The Bearing of the Cross'
Germany
About 1498 -9
Woodcut
Museum no. E.707-1940
Bequeathed by Miss Alice G.E.Carthew

On his way to execution, Christ turns to St Veronica who offers him her veil. It is a brief moment as Christ is propelled forward by the procession. The crowd is composed of soldiers, henchmen, officials and Christ 's followers. His mother Mary and St John are seen on the left.