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Christ on the Cross

Christ on the Cross

Paulus Pontius (I) (in 1631)

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The representation symbolises Christ victorious over Death, represented as a skeleton with a scythe on the left, and Sin as a devil on the right. Paulus Pontius made this engraving after
Rubens' drawing. However, the image is not reversed. There are a number of differences between the drawing and the print, especially in the upper part, probably because Rubens wanted to
give the print a somewhat more monumental and serene character.

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Title Christ on the Cross
Material and technique Engraving
Object type
Print > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 590 mm
Width 380 mm
Artists Graficus: Paulus Pontius (I)
Ontwerper: Peter Paul Rubens
Accession number Boek FA 79 16486 (PK)
Credits Uit de nalatenschap van / from the estate of: Dr. J.C.J. Bierens de Haan 1951
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 1951
Creation date in 1631
Age artist About 28 years old
Collector Collector / J.C.J. Bierens de Haan
Object
Technique
Engraving > Engraved > Manual > Intaglio printing techniques > Printing technique > Technique > Material and technique
Engraving > Engraved > Manual > Intaglio printing techniques > Printing technique > Technique > Material and technique
Geographical origin Belgium > Western Europe > Europe

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Paulus Pontius (I)

Antwerpen 1603 - Antwerpen 1658

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