The series titled the Passion of the Christ, so-called Small due to the dimensions of the etchings, present in tiny detail 12 scenes from the Passion of the Christ. Starting from the Washing the Feet of the disciples until Jesus’ death on the cross, it combines both traditional elements and a very personal rendering of the Passion: the contemporary clothes of some figures, the composition of the scenes, and the tendency towards the imaginary and dramatic.
Jacques Callot (1592 – 1635) printmaker
La Passion de Notre-Seigneur Jésus Christ (The Passion of the
Christ), called La Petite Passion (The little Passion), because of
the dimensions of the plates, 12 etchings – Publisher Israël
Silvestre – 1624 -1625
French (Lorraine) school.
No 3684 – Acquisition 2016
The last Supper, 2nd etching of the series
Image: 7.5 cm x 5.8 cm – Sheet: 8.3 cm x 6.2 cm
Behold the man, 9th etching of the series
Image: 7.6 cm x 5.8 cm – Sheet: 8.5 cm x 6.7 cm
The Crucifixion, 11th etching of the series
Image: 7.6 cm x 5.9 cm – Sheet: 8.3 cm x 6.6 cm
The Spear, 12th etching of the series
Image: 7.6 cm x 5.8 cm – Sheet: 8.5 cm x 6.6 cm