Pontius Pilatus Toont Christus Aan De Joden Voor Het Gerechtsgebouw
Pontius Pilatus Toont Christus Aan De Joden Voor Het Gerechtsgebouw Ecce Homo (Pontius Pilate shows Christ to the Jews in front of the courthouse Ecce Homo) by Dutch Engraver Schelte Adamsz. Bolswert (1586 – 1659) after a painting by Flemish Painter Peter Paul Rubens (1577 – 1640); one of the most sought after engravers of his era, who was known for his highly detailed and quality engravings.
This is a powerful and eye catching engraving that captures an event from the Christian Biblical Story when Christ is being convicted and tortured for being the Son of GOD.
In this scene we see Christ standing before Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor of Judea from 26 to 37 AD, who served under the Emperor Tiberius Claudius Nero (42 BC – 37 AD); who is holding court in front of the courthouse.
Christ has his hands tied in front of him and is holding wooden scepter, and wearing a crown of thorns, as one of two Roman soldiers that are behind him places a robe over his shoulders.
Several steps below the floor on which Jesus is standing is another prisoner being controlled by another Roman soldier and on the ground floor are the chief priests to whom Pilate is show Jesus to, shouting that his crucifixion be enforced.
By these agitated priest on the right side of them, are two other soldiers on the steps near Pilate one holding a spear and another holding a shield, playing the part of crowd control and Pilates guards.
The scene is then completed by the beautiful architectural surroundings and ornate reliefs on the walls and arches along with the sculpted chair Pilate was sitting on.
On the bottom of the engraving is Biblical text in Latin that is an excerpt from John 19.
Pontius Pilatus toont Christus aan de joden voor het gerechtsgebouw is a remastered digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available as a rolled canvas print online.
About The Artist
Schelte Adamsz. Bolswert was a Dutch Engraver during the Dutch Golden Age which lasted from 1575 to 1675, and was known for his highly detailed and quality engravings that focused on religious and allegorical subject matter.
It is known that he created man engravings after the works of such great painting masters as Peter Paul Rubens (1577 – 1640), Anthony van Dyck (1599 – 1641), as well as many others; and he also produced engravings for many publications and booksellers.
Some of Schelte best known works include; “The Elevation of the Cross”, “The Descent from the Cross”, “The Adoration of the Magi”, “The Triumph of the Church” , “The Miracles of St. Ignatius”, “The Miracles of St. Francis Xavier” which are all after the paintings of Peter Paul Rubens; and a considered to be among the finest examples of his work.