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The Flagellation, 1512

Albrecht Dürer
German, 1471 - 1528
engraving on laid paper
11.9 x 7.4 cm
Purchased 1949
National Gallery of Canada (no. 5604)

While Christ is whipped with a birch bundle and a leather thong, Pilate watches solemnly from the left background. The poses of the two men who flog Christ balance one another and recall battle scenes of the Italian Renaissance master Antonio Pollaiuolo.

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