(b. 1484/85, Schwäbisch-Gmünd, d. 1545, Strasbourg)

The Erection of the Cross

Woodcut, 239 x 160 mm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

This woodcut is from: Ulrich Pinder, Speculum passionis domini nostri Ihesu christi, Nuremberg 1507, print 54 r.

Hans Baldung seems to have been particularly proud of this woodcut, for he signed it with the vine leaf below right. Tintoretto used this impressive print as the model for the erection of the cross of the Good Thief in The Crucifixion of Christ (Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice).