Pontius Pilate comes out to the people, asks what is the accusation against Christ, and tells the Jews to judge him by their own laws. Engraving after J. Stella.

  • Stella, Jacques, 1596-1657.
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About this work


Bible, N.T., John 18.29-31. Pilate (if it is he) stands with his entourage in the raised colonnade at the entrance to a hall, pointing down to Christ, who stands surrounded by Roman soldiers


[Lyons?] : [Michel de Masso?], [1700?]

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; platemark 46 x 35.1 cm


N. Poussin in. et pinx. Claudia Stella sculp. Bears number: 11


One plate (no. 11) in a series of thirteen plates of the Passion of Christ by Claudine Bouzonnet-Stella (nos. 1-10) and (after her death in 1697) by her cousin Michel de Masso or by an engraver working for him (nos. 11-13)

References note

R.A. Weigert, Inventaire du fonds français, graveurs du XVIIe siècle, Bibliothèque nationale, Département des estampes, tome II, Paris 1951, p. 82 (as published by Michel de Masso of Lyon)
Anthony Blunt, 'Jacques Stella, the De Masso family and falsifications of Poussin', The Burlington Magazine, CXVI (December 1974): 744-749


Wellcome Collection 2475161i

Creator/production credits

The lettering includes an attribution of the composition to Poussin and the engraving to Claudine Bouzonnet Stella: both are false



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