Schr. 1795g. The five wounds are displayed as fragments of Christ’s body set out heraldically on a shield, with the bleeding Sacred Heart at the centre, the hands with bleeding wounds in the upper corners on either side of the name ‘ih’s’ superimposed on a star, the feet with bleeding wounds in the lower part, between them a chalice into which the blood from the Sacred Heart is seen to flow. The shield hangs on a cross with three nail-holes, surmounted by a large crown of thorns and a panel with the inscription ‘.I.N.R.I.’ (the letter N in reverse). Behind the shield, positioned diagonally, are the reed with sponge and the lance. Single-lined frame. Unique copy. This appears to be a slightly simplified copy, lacking the supporting angels and typographic inscription, of XYL-32.
ills. Dodgson, ‘English Devotional Woodcuts’, pl. XXXVI (b); Dodgson, English Woodcuts, fig. 19; Duffy, ‘Devotion’, fig. 1; Bodleian Filmstrip Roll 245, no. 3.
refs. Dodgson, Ashmolean, 35 (Bodl.24); Dodgson, ‘English Devotional Woodcuts’, 102; Schreiber, Handbuch, IV 6–7; Hind II 738; Dodgson, English Woodcuts, 10 no. 19; Hodnett no. 2503; Nicholson no. 87.
Binding: Mounted between glass and kept, together with XYL-32, in a dark blue case, made for the Bodleian. 185 × 152 × 25 mm.
Provenance: Francis Douce (1757–1834). Bequeathed in 1834.
shelfmark: Arch. G f.13.