Lucas van Leyden

Netherlands, b.1494, d.1533

The Crucifixion

  • Purchased, 1979
  • Engraving
  • 114 x 75mm
  • 79/227
  • 1521

Lucas van Leyden’s exquisite, miniature 500-year-old engraving is from a series of fourteen illustrating The Passion – the week of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. Through the placement of onlookers in profile or with faces obscured, van Leyden invites the viewer into the same position as the original gospel account eyewitnesses.

(As Time Unfolds, 5 December 2020 – 7 March 2021)