Condition: This work is in good condition.
Full of complex line work and detailed value transitions, the image engages the viewer through the wealth of imagery found throughout the picture plane. The volumetric quality of the figures created through the detailed, hatched lines, create a sense of space and depth. The intensity of feeling found in the faces of these figures expresses Dürer's style in its full maturity. Walter Strauss stated of this work, "this woodcut reveals Dürer's genius and inventive powers. He has transformed Christ into a gardener. The broad brim of his hat is turned up to reveal his entire face. The shiny blade of the transfigured Christ's spade reflects the rising 'sun of righteousness' that already brightens the landscape in the background, and is about to encompass the Magdalen. She is tempted to touch him, who is shown here in an unusual way - partially unclad, with an almost effeminate softness, gently turning her away. Three holy women are pictured in the distance, near the garden gate (Strauss 392)."
Created in 1612, this woodcut is monogrammed in the woodblock 'AD' in the lower left. This work is from the Italian edition of 1612 with Italian text on verso.