Belt Motif of Christ on The Cross

circa 1897-98

Christ en Croix (original French title)

Embossed composition printed in brown on leather.
While the artist often printed with carved gypsum blocks, this was likely printed from a woodcut, so as to be able to apply the desired pressure to obtain this embossed surface.
Reference: likely one of seven belt motifs mentioned under BN-IFF 16, possibly 17.
From a small edition (we’ve seen two).
Image: 1 ¼ x 7 inches.
Indicated below is the size of the leather strip on which the motif is printed.

For a sense of what the technique would have looked like, you might want to watch this short video about leather embossing.

2 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches