SADELER, Raphael I
(b. ca. 1560, Antwerpen, d. ca 1628, Venezia)

The Crucifixion

Engraving, 304 x 204 mm
National Gallery of Art, Washington

This engraving was made after a painting by Matthias Grünewald. Sadeler's print was commissioned specifically as a reproduction.

Comparison of Grünewald's painting with the engraving reveals adjustments to contemporary taste and style (the drapery, for example, has taken on volume, rhythm, and more elaborate folds).