The Savior with the Cross, Standing, after Michelangelo
36 cm x 24.3 cm (14 3/16 in. x 9 9/16 in.)
(Haarlem, The Netherlands, 1571 - 1631, Haarlem, The Netherlands)
Medium and Support:
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Leo Steinberg Collection, 2002
For artists working in the Low Countries, a trip to Italy was considered a right of passage. Following his master Goltzius to Rome, Jacob Matham supplemented his large oeuvre of engravings after the antique, with a print celebrating Michelangelo’s sculpture, Savior with the Cross, Standing. Before the seventeenth century, there were very few prints of contemporary sculpture in Rome. Michelangelo was the exception, having been recognized as a genius in his own lifetime.