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The Head of Christ Crowned with Thorns: P.3871-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Head of Christ Crowned with Thorns


Printmaker: Beham, Hans Sebald
Printmaker: Dürer, Albrecht (Style of)



Legal notes

Bequeathed by the Rev. R. E. Kerrich 1872 (received 1873)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1873) by Kerrich, Richard Edward


Circa 1515 - Before 1551


Was previously attributed to Durer but now thought to be by H. S. Beham, state II b.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper
Sheet Height 490 mm Width 319 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: AD
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Monogram

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.3871-R
Primary reference Number: 107819
Bartsch: App.26
Dodgson (BM German & Flemish): Vol 1. p.458, No. 101a
Hollstein (German): P.184 (H. S. Beham)
Old location number: 36.3.23
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 27 February 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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