DÜRER, Albrecht
(b. 1471, Nürnberg, d. 1528, Nürnberg)

Christ before Pilate (No. 5)

Engraving, 117 x 75 mm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Sheet No. 5 of the Engraved Passion.

The false witness is pointing at Christ. The close relationship of this engraving to the Green Passion has been noted by most commentators. Nevertheless, it has recently been asserted that the Green Passion sheets may have been based on the engravings and executed by Hans von Kulmbach. This high degree of similarity of the two renderings casts great doubt on the authenticity of the Green Passion sheet.