A Sword Will Pierce
Your Own Soul Too

The Life of Mary and
the Passion of Christ
in the Woodcuts of Albrecht Dürer

The Small Passion

Dürer's Small Passion, so called because of the size of the prints (about the size of 3-by-5-inch note cards) first appeared as a book printed in Nuremberg in 1511.

His portrayal of Christ as the Man of Sorrows is at the same time striking and moving. CHI's Passion images include Christ as the Man of Sorrows (the title page), Last Supper, Crucifixion and Last Judgment.

The twenty-two Small Passion cuts include:

  1. Christ as the Man of Sorrows, 1511

  2. Christ's Entry into Jerusalem, c. 1508–1509

  3. Cleansing of the Temple, c. 1508–1509

  4. Last Supper, c. 1508–1509

  5. Agony in the Garden, 1510

  6. Christ before Caiaphas, c. 1508–1509

  7. Mocking of Christ, c. 1508–1509

  8. Christ before Pilate, c. 1508–1509

  9. Christ before Herod, 1509

  10. Scourging, c. 1509

  11. Christ Presented to the People, c. 1509

  12. Pilate Washing his Hands, c. 1509

  13. Christ Nailed to the Cross, c. 1509

  14. Crucifixion, c. 1509

  15. Descent from the Cross, c. 1509–1510

  16. Preparation for Burial, c. 1509–1510

  17. Entombment, c. 1509–1510

  18. Resurrection, c. 1510

  19. Christ Appearing to His Disciples, c. 1510

  20. Ascension, c. 1510

  21. Pentecost, c. 1510

  22. Last Judgment, c. 1510