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Albrecht Dürer German, 1471
engraving on laid paper 11.7 x 7.4 cm Purchased 1949
National Gallery of Canada (no. 5606)
"Ecce Homo" (Behold the Man) are the words of Pilate as Christ appears in public bloodied and humbled. The powerfully built figure who calmly faces Christ has the bearing of a dispassionate executioner.