Toward the end of his life, Lovis Corinth (1858–1925) increasingly returned to the subject of the Passion and Death of Christ. This etching is related to the oil painting of the same title which is in the holdings of the Basel Art Museum. Flanked by Pilate and a soldier, the tormented Messiah is brought before the viewers, an epitome of suffering humanity as such. The faces of the figures are summarily sketched, only Christ stands out with clearly drawn features. His distinctive appearance is locked in between brutality and violence on one side and Pilate’s opportunistic behavior on the other. This is also how Corinth saw himself, as is evidenced by a drawing of that same year, Self-Portrait as Man of Sorrows.