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Albrecht Dürer German, 1471
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.