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HUMILIATION AND EXALTATION

OF

OUR REDEEMER,

IN 32 PRINTS, REPRESENTING THE ORIGINAL
WOOD-BLOCKS OF ALBERT DURER.

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EDITED BY JOHN ALLEN, M.A

ARCHDEACON OF SALOP, DIOCESE OF LICHFIELD J LATE ONE OF HER
Majesty's INSPECTORS OF SCHOOLS.

LONDON:

GEORGE ROUTLEDGE & CO., FARRINGDON STREET.

fOHNwrrr RANDALL COO.
HARVARD COLLEGE.

PRINTS.

PAGE

The Annunciation 5

7

The Nativity

The Entry into Jerusalem 9

Driving the Money-changers out of the Temple 11

The Last Supper

Jesus washing the feet of his Disciples 15

Jesus praying on the Mount of Olives •"

The Betrayal 19

Jesus before Caiaphas «

Jesus before Annas

25

Jesus mocked

Jssus brought before Pilate 27

Jesus before Herod'

Jesus scourged

Jesus crowned with Thorns 33

Jesus shown to the People 35

Jesus taken away to be crucified 3^

Jesus bearing his Cross

Jesus nailed to the Cross

Jesus crucified

Jesus taken down from the Cross

Preparing for the Burial of Jesus

The Entombment

The Resurrection

Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene

The Supper at Emmaus

The Incredulity of St. Tliomas

The Ascension'

The coming of the Holy Ghost

Jesus appearing to his Mother after his Resurrection 61

The last Judgment 03

Jesus parting with his Mother before his Sufferings 64

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This book would probably not have been in the reader's hands, but for Mr. Henry Cole's beautiful edition (through the late Mr. Pickering) of the entire thirty-seven prints of the smaller Passion of Albert Durer. Thirty-five of the original wood-blocks as cut by that artist are now in the print-room of the British Museum. From these casts have been taken,and type metal copies; so that allowance being made for the dressing necessary on account of the worm-holes, the prints may be fairly said to represent the original wood-blocks. It seemed to me that, for general circulation, four of the prints issued by Albert Durer had better be omitted. I hope that an impression of the following thirty-two, at the cost of a shilling, may bring thousands under the influence of one of the greatest men of his time—the friend of Erasmus and of Melancthon—speaking to'us across three centuries through the universal language of his art. It is possible that some who take up this volume may lay it down with a more vivid apprehension of that knowledge which, the Apostle teaches us (i Cor. ii. 2), is the most necessary of all knowledge.

JOHN ALLEN.

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