The Large Passion
Passio domini nostri Jesu, ex Hieronymo Paduano, Dominico Mancino, Sedulio, et Baptista Mantuano, per fratrem Chelidonium collecta, cum figuris Alberti Dureri Norici Pictoris.
Nuremberg: Albrecht Dürer, 1511. (11011)
Dürer’s Large Passion was issued as a folio-format devotional book. It consisted of a title page depicting the Mocking of Christ and eleven large woodcuts illustrating the narrative of Christ’s Passion as conveyed in Latin verses by Benedictus Chelidonius (c. 1456–1521), a Benedictine monk from Nuremberg. Although some of the woodcuts were begun as early as 1497, Dürer’s final woodcuts and the title page were not completed for publication until 1511.