Delacroix painted this subject several times throughout his career. One version showing Christ between the two thieves was exhibited at the Salon of 1835 (Musée Municipal des Beaux-Arts, Vanne). Another version of 1846, closely related to this painting, was shown at the Salon of 1847 and is now in the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore.

Key facts

Artist dates
1798 - 1863
Full title
Christ on the Cross
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
73.5 x 59.7 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1976
Inventory number
Location in Gallery