Close XYL-33 The Sacred Heart and the wounds of Christ displayed on a Cross (‘Arms of Jesus Christ’)

 [Unknown, c.1490–1530]. Woodcut.

 The Sacred Heart, pierced by the lance and surrounded by the hands and feet, is displayed on a cross. All that is now visible of the printed image, on account of the exceptionally heavy overpainting, is the single-lined printed frame. Unique copy. Closely related in design and technique to XYL-17, and undoubtedly from the same workshop.

refs. Dodgson, Ashmolean, 31 (brief mention).

copy Parchment. 63 × 50 mm (woodcut 56 × 37 mm). Printed in black ink, probably in a press, on one side of the parchment. Painted over, by the same hand as XYL-11, in purple, blue, green, and silver. Sewn to fol. P1v of a printed Sarum primer (Paris: Franciscus Regnault, 1534), and later owned by recusant gentry in Lancashire: see XYL-15.

Provenance and binding: See XYL-15.

shelfmark: Gough Missals 177, fol. P1v.