Christian New Testament

Alfredo Zalce
The Gospel
lithograph on paper
12 1/2 in. x 16 1/8 in. ( 31.8 cm x 41 cm )
Gift of Gilbert M. Frimet
Two seated men, depicted in three-quarter length, with flowing beards and long robes look out from this print. A painting of a seated woman holding a child on her lap sits on an easel between them. A closed book is placed before the man on the left, and a second book sits open next to the figure on the right. This man holds a mahlstick, used by painters to steady their hand as they work, in his right hand. A palette and brushes are placed on a ledge in front of him.
Ludolphe Buesinck
St. Luke and St. Mark with a Portrait of the Virgin and Child
chiaroscuro woodcut on laid paper
10 9/16 in. x 13 1/2 in. ( 26.8 cm x 34.3 cm )
Gift of J. Frederick Hoffman
An angel, draped with a flowing red mantle, descends on the left from a bank of clouds. He holds a scepter and twisting scroll in his left hand while he points with his right toward a white dove encircled by a halo of light that descends toward a woman dressed in long robes and a veil. She sits, holding a book open on the lectern before her, and draws back slightly with her right hand raised and her eyes downcast. Six cherubim sit above on the edge of the cloudbank, which opens to reveal a male figure barely visible in the blinding light that fills the cloud.
Juan de Vald
The Annunciation
oil on canvas
42 ⅝ in x 31 ¼ in (108.27 cm x 79.38 cm);42 ⅝ in x 31 ¼ in (108.27 cm x 79.38 cm);51 ¾ in x 40 ⅞ in x 2 ¾ in (131.44 cm x 103.82 cm x 6.99 cm)
Museum Purchase
This page from a manuscript features two columns of text written in Armenian. An animal-shaped initial, composed of two stylized birds pecking one another, appears in the lower right column. The lower left margin is decorated with a sidebar that elegantly combines geometric and plant motifs. The decorative elements are painted in pink and blue with touches of reddish orange.
Leaf from a Bible with decorated initial and vegetal ornament
ink on glazed paper
15 1/8 x 10 1/16 in. (38.4 x 25.5 cm);19 3/8 x 14 3/8 in. (49.21 x 36.51 cm)
Museum purchase
A bearded man, wearing a loincloth and a long trailing headband, hangs from a cross by his arms, which have split open beneath the ropes that bind them. His left leg hangs downward and passes behind his right foot, which perches precariously on a forked branch. He strains to his left and gazes upward with his mouth open in a tortured movement augmented by the dramatic sweeps of drapery that frame his torso.
School of Kalkar
The Good Thief on the Cross
walnut with polychrome
10 ¼ in x 4 15/16 in x 1 9/16 in (26.04 cm x 12.54 cm x 3.97 cm);10 ¼ in x 4 15/16 in x 1 9/16 in (26.04 cm x 12.54 cm x 3.97 cm)
Museum Purchase
This unfinished painted study depicts a crowd of figures gathered around three richly dressed men and a woman and child, who appear on a flight of stairs near the entrance to a large building decorated with classical columns and pilasters. An elderly bald man wearing a red cloak trimmed with ermine kneels with his head bowed at the top of the stairs before a kneeling woman who holds an infant in her right arm. Another man wearing a turban decorated with a large feather stands behind the kneeling man and holds a gold censer hanging from a chain in his left hand. A third richly dressed man stands at the bottom of the stairs with his back turned toward the viewer. A number of other figures crowd around this central group from the sides. A large ox sits in the right foreground with a donkey standing behind it.
Jan Erasmus Quellinus
Adoration of the Magi
oil on paper mounted on canvas
20 1/2 in. x 24 3/4 in. x 2 5/8 in. ( 52.07 cm x 62.87 cm x 6.67 cm )
Museum Purchase
This painting depicts the interior of a room where four men are grouped around a table. They are painted as half-length figures, and their forms fill the foreground. They are painted in warm tones of brown, red and green and dressed in 16th century Netherlandish clothing. There is a king, wearing a pointed crown, who, with his right arm awkwardly crossed over his left, points to another man across the table. He has a furrowed brow and his mouth is partially open as if he is speaking. Next to him is a man looking downward, intently counting coins piled on the table. The third man pauses while writing in a book, his hand with the pen is stopped in mid-air, and looks back at the king. The fourth man, on the other side of the table, has his hands clasped in a pleading gesture and his eyes meet the gaze of the king. Items in the room and on the table such as books, scissors, a money bag, and an hourglass, are painted in great detail. In the upper right, a small outdoor scene, painted in tones of light green, shows
Jan van Hemessen
The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant
oil on panel
32 ⅛ in x 61 ⅛ in (81.6 cm x 155.26 cm);39 ½ in x 68 ¼ in x 4 ½ in (100.33 cm x 173.36 cm x 11.43 cm)
Museum Purchase
This pen, ink, and wash drawing on blue-gray paper is horizontally oriented. It portrays an open interior space, and on the left is a scene in the foreground with Christ with a halo, surrounded by four figures. Christ is kneeling before a seated man, with his right hand over his heart and his left arm indicating a basin of water on the floor. The seated man twists towards Christ with his arms stretching out away from Christ. All of the figures are dressed simply in flowing robes. The right side of the drawing portrays four figures in the background around a table by an open doorway gesturing in conversation. In front of the table are two vessels and a stool. At the far right, in the foreground, are two more figures, one seated on an object that bears the artist’s signature, and the other standing behind him and making a hand gesture towards Christ.
Palma il Giovane
Christ Washing the Feet of the Disciples
pen, ink and wash, heightened with white on blue-gray paper
8 9/16 in x 16 11/16 in (21.75 cm x 42.39 cm);22 3/16 in x 28 ⅛ in (56.36 cm x 71.44 cm)
Gift through the Estate of Edward Sonnenschein
At the center of this densely detailed print stands a male figure, nude except for a loincloth, with his hands tied behind him to a column. He is encircled by a crowd of figures, including three men who beat him with whips, switches, and fists. A fourth figure leers at him grotesquely, while another sits on the ground with his feet against the column and pulls the ropes holding their victim. Another figure, wearing elaborate armor, kneels in the foreground as he prepares his switches. Onlookers, some wearing elaborate turbans and robes inspired by Turkish clothing, stand behind the torturers. A crown of thorns sits in the lower right corner and a small dog appears in the center foreground next to the artist's initials.
Albrecht Dürer
The Flagellation (Large Passion Series)
woodcut on paper
15 3/10 in x 10 15/16 in (38.89 cm x 27.78 cm);22 1/16 in x 18 in (56.04 cm x 45.72 cm)
Museum Purchase
William Baillie
engraving on paper
10 3/16 in. x 8 11/16 in. ( 25.8 cm x 22 cm )
Gift of Colton Storm
The color photolithograph has a large bust of a male figure with long brown hair and a beard. The man is wearing a orange shirt with a blue shall. There is a halo in cream, red and green around the figure's head. The print is signed and dated in pencil (l.r.) "Eduardo Paolozzi A/P 1965/70".
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
Jesus colour by numbers
photolithograph on paper
14 15/16 in x 10 in (38 cm x 25.4 cm)
Gift of Professor Diane M. Kirkpatrick
Marcello Muccini
Christ Crucified
etching on paper
9 ¼ in x 5 4/5 in (23.5 cm x 14.76 cm);22 in x 18 1/16 in (55.88 cm x 45.88 cm)
Museum Purchase


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73 Collection Object Sources

The Gospel (2004/1.117)
Untitled (1951/2.1)
Crucifixion (2009/2.10)
Madonna and Child (1965/1.159)
Epiphany (1947/2.8)
Untitled (1996/1.70)
Madonna and Child (2011/1.115)
Lamentation (1970/1.179)
Christ Seated (1949/2.21)
The Crucifixion (1959/1.132)
Madonna and Child (1961/1.176)
The Deposition (1959/1.133)
Cristo, Oaxaca (1971/2.126.8)
The Holy Family (1970/2.63)
Calvario, Patzcuaro (1971/2.126.12)
Crucifixion (2007/2.90)

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