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

Crucifixion (No. 11)

Engraving, 118 x 74 mm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Sheet No. 11 of the Engraved Passion.

Probably the moment is pictured when Christ commends his mother to St John. The feeling of this engraving is statuesque rather than passionate. The principals are here joined in a triad, almost like a restful pause in the flow of the series. Dürer's rendering, in this instance, is considerably more restrained than the version of 1508. It is based on a preparatory drawing.