Albrecht Dürer, 'The Large Passion: The Crucifixion'

Albrecht Dürer, 'The Large Passion: The Crucifixion'

Albrecht Dürer (1471 -1528)
'The Large Passion: The Crucifixion'
Germany
About 1498
Woodcut
Museum no. E.708-19405
Bequeathed by Miss Alice G.E.Carthew

As Christ dies, his mother Mary is sunk in grief at the foot of the cross. Dürer contrasts the pain felt by Christ 's followers with the indifference of the mounted soldier on the right. Three angels capture Christ 's blood in cups, drawing attention to his wounds and bodily suffering.