Christ Crowned with Thorns (The Passion)


Hendrik Goltzius - Christ Crowned with Thorns

Hendrik Goltzius (1558-1617), Christ Crowned with Thorns, plate 7 from The Passion, engraving, 1597, with monogram and dated 1597, marked 7; Strauss 340, Bartsch 33, Hollstein 27, first state of two. With the Coat of Arms Crowned with a Fleur de Lis WR watermark (Briquet 7210: Leiden 1585, Amsterdam 1590-99). In very good condition, remains of prior hinging verso, trimmed on or outside of the plate mark and well outside of the border, a few minor stains, 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches.


John S. Phillips (Lugt 2019)

A fine impression

The comp0sition is of course based on Durer’s Crowning with Thorns from the Small Passion, but Goltzius has made some adjustments, such as adding glasses to the figure at the right.