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

Bearing of the Cross (No. 10)

Engraving, 117 x 74 mm
University Art Museum, Princeton

Sheet No. 10 of the Engraved Passion.

St Veronica is shown kneeling in front of Christ. This engraved version cannot compare to the triumphant one of the woodcut. In this instance, Christ is pictured standing, turned toward the women. The rendering of this scene as a nocturne is unprecedented. This print can be called "Schongaueresque" in concept. The guardsman shouting at the people is, in fact, found in Schongauer's version, perhaps based on Passion plays. There is an impression without the hanger of the tablet bearing the monogram at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.