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Pilate

Raemaekers, Louis, 1919, Chromolithograph
of 6
Pilate
Pilate
Pilate
Pilate
Library Item
33455
Pilate
"In the whole range of satirical cartoon that the war has called forth, it would be hard to find a series more terrible in both subject and dramatic power than a triptych composed of the Cartoons Nos. 2, 27, and this of 'Pilate.' As the left wing: The gorgeously caparisoned Kaiser resting on the shoulder of the bound and kneeling Christ, whom he parades as 'My avowed and unconditional Ally.' As the right wing: The goaded Christ felling the Kaiser with the sentence, 'No more pronounce My name.' As centre: The Kaiser as Pilate, knowing himself to be outside divine assistance, vainly endeavouring to wash his hands of his blood-guiltiness in the words, 'I find no fault in this man,' but unable to transfer his crimes to a people who have indeed fulfilled their pledge, ' His blood be on us, and on our children."
1919
22.9 x 34.0 cm
Art and Design Library
Louis Raemaekaers' drawings are reproduced by kind permission of the Louis Raemaekers Foundation.