The painting shows Christ, the Virgin, the Holy Women and Saint John. The work was recorded in the early 16th century in the church of S. Domenico, Cremona.

If the attribution is correct, it is likely to be an early work.

The man at the extreme left in the foreground might be a self portrait.

Key facts

Artist dates
before 1466 - 1525
Full title
Christ carrying the Cross and the Virgin Mary Swooning
Date made
about 1501
Medium and support
Oil on wood
136.6 x 134.6 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1870
Inventory number
Location in Gallery