35-44/2 | Prints

Prints - Dutch

Master I. A. M. of Zwolle , Dutch , ca. 1440-1504
The Last Supper, ca. 1485

Plate: 13 5/8 x 10 5/8 inches (34.61 x 26.99 cm) Mat: 21 1/4 x 16 inches (53.98 x 40.64 cm)

Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust

Gallery Location: Not on view

Gallery Label

Gallery Label
Master I.A.M. of Zwolle Dutch, ca. 1440-1504 The Last Supper, ca. 1485 Engraving

Master I.A.M. was a Dutch goldsmith and engraver from the town of Zwolle whose initials appear at the bottom of this image with his signature metalworker's drill. Here, he depicts a group of peasant-like apostles crowded around the figure of Christ, whose head is "crowned" by a gothic window and vault. An apostle turning away to blow his nose and a dog gnawing a bone contribute notes of homely realism to this interpretation of the Last Supper. In the background, at the left and right respectively, are ancillary images depicting the procession to the garden where Christ was to be betrayed by Judas (seated to his left) and Christ washing the feet of his disciples.

Purchase: Nelson Trust, 35-44/2

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