Italian Meditations

Meditationi devotissime di Santo Bonaventura Cardinale fondate sopra la passione del nostro Signore Iesu Christo novamente historiate.
Venice: Giovanni Andrea Valvassore, [c. 1530]. (AFD3981)

The international influence of Dürer’s Small Passion woodcuts can be seen in this Italian book of meditations on the Passion, which reveals obvious dependence on Dürer’s image of Christ before Caiaphas. Here, although an anonymous Venetian artisan has simplified Dürer’s composition of Christ’s trial, the high priest’s recoiling posture clearly was derived from the 1511 woodcut.

Dürer's Influence
Italian Meditations