Christ Before Caiaphas



Albrecht Durer, German, 1471 - 1528


Christ Before Caiaphas






4 5/8 x 2 7/8 in. (11.7 x 7.3 cm)

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Albrecht Durer was the greatest and most innovative printmaker of the Renaissance. A native of Nuremberg, Germany, he had established an international reputation by the beginning of the sixteenth century with the publication of three woodcut series. In Durer's hands the woodcut came to rival the technique of engraving in its subtle modeling and intricate detail. His engravings achieved an even greater refinement in their attention to the modulation of light and shade and meticulous description. The narrative sophistication of his prints repaid extended contemplation on the part of the viewer, and his work was avidly collected by connoisseurs and widely copied by contemporary artists.
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Invention and Revival: Northern European Prints, Michael C. Carlos Museum, February 12 - May 15, 2005|
Old Masters: Highlights of the Works on Paper Collection, Michael C. Carlos Museum, August 15 - December 6, 2009
MCCM Newsletter, March - May 2003.|
MCCM Newsletter, September - November, 2009.


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Albrecht Durer, German, 1471 - 1528, “Christ Before Caiaphas,” Michael C. Carlos Museum Collections Online, accessed September 18, 2020,

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