35.5 x 45.0cm platemark; 36.5 x 45.8cm sheet
On a raised balcony in a small courtyard, Pontius Pilate asks the people whether he should release Barabbas or Christ, whose arms are bound. On the left of the platform stands a boy holding a jug of water and a bowl in which Pilate will soon wash his hands of the affair. Below the podium the figures, egged on by the priests and elders shout that Jesus should be crucified while onlookers crowd every window and doorway. The statues of Justice and Fortitude above the central doorway are of the type that would have been found on Dutch civic buildings and courts, such as the recently completed New Town Hall in Amsterdam.
'Old Europe: rarely seen prints and drawings on show' by Peter Raissis, pg. 23-25, Look Jun 2006, Jun 2006, 25.
Bruce James (Australia) (Author), Edmund Capon (England; Australia, b.1940) (Director), Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, Domain, 1999, 80 (illus.).
Ewen McDonald (Australia) (Editor), The Art Gallery of New South Wales collections, Sydney, 1994, 116 (colour illus.).
Nicholas Draffin (Australia, b.1943, d.1995) (Author), Piety and Paganism, Sydney, 1991, 5, 14 (illus.), 15. no catalogue numbers
Annabel Davie (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales Handbook, Domain, 1988, 116 (illus.).
Edmund Capon (England; Australia, b.1940) (Editor), Jan Meek (Australia) (Editor), Portrait of a Gallery, Sydney, 1984, 115 (illus.).
Clem Lloyd (Author), Peter Sekuless (Author), Australia's national collections, North Ryde, 1980, 254 (illus.).
Editor Unknown (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales picturebook, Domain, 1972, 12 (colour illus.).
National Art Gallery of New South Wales (Australia, estab. 1874) (Author), Etchings by Rembrandt, Sydney, 1948. cat.no. 23
Nicholas Draffin (Australia, b.1943, d.1995) (Curator), The bitten image: European etchings from the collection, Domain, 1980, 7. no catalogue numbers
Etchings by Rembrandt, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1948–1948.
The Bitten Image: European etchings from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 19 Jul 1980–14 Sep 1980.
Piety and Paganism, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 13 Jul 1991–29 Sep 1991.
Old Europe: Prints & drawings from the collection 1500-1800, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 03 Jun 2006–06 Aug 2006.