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Provenance: Joseph Green Cogswell; Mortimer Leo Schiff; Moore S. Achenbach;
Cogswell no. 165, Hellman no. 234 as (George S. Hellman, Original Drawings by the Old Masters: The Collection formed by Joseph Green Cogswell, 1786-1871, New York: privately published, 1915).
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts
CHRIST TAKEN FROM THE CROSS, COPY AFTER ALBRECHT DURER, biblical scene of Christ being taken down from the cross, three woman onlookers stand in background with capes drawn, a holy man stands nearby with a cloth with which to wrap the body, a laborer kneels below taking the nails from Jesus’ feet, another stands behind the cross slowly letting out cloth which supports Jesus’ body.