1415 The Descent from the Cross or La descente de la Croix.


Print: Baxter - CL 236 - Taken from the famous picture by Rubens.


It sold in Roman Catholic countries in large numbers including France hence the title in French can be found on some mounts. Not a rare print but quite hard to find in good condition as, presumably, most copies were prominently displayed and hence faded in the direct sunlight.


The print was produced from a plate and fourteen blocks and is said by a number of writers as being Baxter’s greatest work.


Sold originally at 3s.


Date: 1852


Size (cm ht x w): 18.5 x 14


State: Unmounted


Condition: Very good colours, slightly trimmed but I have seen other copies, trimmed the same size on stamped mounts so...

The Descent from the Cross or La descente de la Croix.

SKU: 1415

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