Title: Die Kreuztragung (Christ Bearing the Cross)
Dimensions: Image/sheet: 8 5/16 x 5 3/4 inches (21.1 x 14.6 cm)
Gift of Theodore B. Donson, Class of 1960, and Gail A. Donson, Class of 1963
Object Number: 78.094.002
Van Meckenem’s print of the procession to Calvary from the gates of Jerusalem shows the formulaic conception of the city common to many late-medieval depictions. Various urban architectural forms—gates, towers, and spires—are visible, but the artist is not interested in scaling them with his figures, who take precedence and therefore are proportionately too large for the architecture around them. (Andrew C. Weislogel, "Mirror of the City: The Printed View in Italy and Beyond, 1450–1940," catalogue accompanying an exhibition organized by the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, curated by Andrew C. Weislogel and Stuart M. Blumin, and presented at the Johnson Museum August 11–December 23, 2012)
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