Such images of the weeping and suffering Christ were evidently popular and were produced in large numbers in the workshop of Dirk Bouts. This one is particularly skilfully painted, apparently by Bouts himself, towards the end of his life.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1400? - 1475
Full title
Christ Crowned with Thorns
Date made
about 1470
Medium and support
Oil with egg tempera on canvas backed onto board, transferred from wood
Dimensions
43.8 x 37.1 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Mrs Joseph H. Green, 1880
Inventory number
NG1083
Location in Gallery