Christ carrying the Cross

Christ, carrying his cross to Golgotha, is surrounded by his tormentors. New Testament (John 19:17).

This picture has previously been catalogued as a work of the Westphalian School but is now thought to be North German, probably in the style of work from Lübeck. It may originally have formed part of a series of panels showing Christ's Passion, and probably dates from the very late 15th or early 16th century.

Key facts

Artist
Full title
Christ carrying the Cross
Date made
about 1490-1510
Medium and support
Oil on oak
Dimensions
42.9 x 29.2 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1854
Inventory number
NG2160
Location in Gallery