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Creator:
Print made by Theodore Casper von Furstenberg, ca. 1615–1675, German
Title:

Head of Christ, Crowned with Thorns

Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint with etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 9/16 x 6 1/8 inches (21.8 x 15.6 cm), Plate: 8 3/8 x 5 15/16 inches (21.2 x 15.1 cm), and Image: 7 3/4 x 5 15/16 inches (19.7 x 15.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, center: "HB50(5) p.9 | c13572 | A.6 II es | k5125 | c5434"

Collector's mark: "ALBERTINA"

Lettered, lower center: "Hunc Sacrum, Leopoldetypum,tibidedico Regis Exet in his Spinis Crescet Leopolde corona. | est Sed Cui Spinis plexa Corona riget. Imperialis, eas quis nisi Caesar amet? | Seruus Humillimus | Theodorus Casparus A Furstenbergh fecit."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.13
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
beard | bleeding | Christian | crown of thorns | drapery | halo | Passion cycles | religious and mythological subject | sadness | suffering | thorns
Associated People:
Jesus Christ (7-2 BC/BCE to 30-36 AD/CE)
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:21899
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