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Christ before Caiaphas, 1512

Albrecht Dürer
German, 1471 - 1528
engraving on laid paper
11.8 x 7.3 cm
Purchased 1949
National Gallery of Canada (no. 5602)

Dürer conveys a stark sense of foreboding in an enclosed architectural space as Caiaphas, the high priest who governed Jerusalem, exclaims “Blasphemy!” and rends his own garments after Christ confirms that he is the Son of God.

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