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

Christ on the Cross with Three Angels

Woodcut, 39 x 28 cm
Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna

The first state, the lower part absent, is rare (Berlin, Bremen, Gotha, Stuttgart, Vienna). The second state has the lower angel added in a rough style. Two editions are known from the enlarged block, with prayers in 32 and 24 lines, as indulgences. The big, but somewhat empty design , and particularly the type of the angels which often occurs in the heads of the proportion studies, are characteristics which indicate the years 1523-25.