Pontius Pilate, seated on the judgment seat, receives a message from his wife that he should have nothing to do with Christ. Engraving after J. Stella.

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


Bible, N.T., Matthew 27.19-23. A messenger bringing the message points up to Pilate's wife (Procula) in the window, upper right. Christ stands below surrounded by Roman soldiers


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

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; platemark 46 x 35.3 cm


N. Poussin pinx. C. Stella sculp.


One plate (no. 13) 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 2475163i

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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