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THE
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; LATE ONE OF HER

MAJESTY'S INSPECTORS OF SCHOOLS.

LONDON:
GEORGE ROUTLEDGE & CO., FARRINGDON STREET.

866.

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The Annunciation .........
The Nativity ...................
The Entry into Jerusalem ...............
Driving the Money-changers out of the Temple ............
The Last Supper .......
Jesus washing the feet of his Disciples .................
Jesus praying on the Mount of Olives .................

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Jesus before Caiaphas
Jesus before Annas .......
Jesus mocked
Jesus brought before Pilate..................
Jesus before Herod ...........
Jesus scourged ............... ....................... ..................
Jesus crowned with Thorns ...
Jesus shown to the People.........................................
Jesus taken away to be crucified ........
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. Thomas ....................................
The Ascension..................................................
The coming of the Holy Ghost ...........
Jesus appearing to his Mother after his Resurrection ...........
The last Judgment ...............................................................
Jesus parting with his Mother before his Sufferings ................

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 (1 Cor. ii. 2), is the most necessary of all knowledge.

JOHN ALLEN.

PREES, SHREWSBURY,

July, 1856.

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