Condition: This work is in good condition.
According to W. Strauss (1980), "Dürer has pictured St. Thomas in the very act of placing two fingers into the Saviour's wound. But the artist has gone a step further: Christ's gesture visualizes his comment to Thomas: 'You have believed me because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen, yet believe' (John 20:29)…. The suggestion has been made that Christ's gesture derives from that in the engraving, 'Man of Sorrows with Hands Raised', but we prefer to think that the expressive pose was invented for this occasion. Christ's nakedness is in stark contrast to the weightly robes of the doubting Thomas, perhaps to underscore his 'weighty concerns' (396)."
Created in 1612, this woodcut is monogrammed in the woodblock 'AD' in the upper right. This work is from the Italian edition of 1612 with Italian text on verso.