This painting is part of the group: The Liesborn Altarpiece

Both this work and 'The Coronation of the Virgin' belong to a group of eight panels forming a series about Christ's Passion and after. The rest are in the Landesmuseum, Münster. They came from the Klosterkirche in Liesborn or Marienfeld and appear to have formed the shutters of the Liesborn altarpiece, parts of which are also in the Collection.

At Pilate's shoulder is his wife Claudia Procula, who dreamed Christ was innocent and should not be put to death. The dog and Christ's hands are taken from an engraving by Schongauer.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
active about 1500 - about 1525
Full title
Christ before Pilate
Group
Date made
about 1520
Medium and support
Oil on oak
Dimensions
99.1 x 69.2 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1854
Inventory number
NG2154
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: The Liesborn Altarpiece

Painting
Master of Liesborn
probably 1470-80
Master of Liesborn: 'The Annunciation'
Painting
Master of Liesborn
probably 1470-80
Master of Liesborn: 'The Presentation in the Temple'
Painting
Master of Liesborn
probably 1470-80
Master of Liesborn: 'The Adoration of the Kings'
Painting
Master of Liesborn
probably 1470-80
Master of Liesborn: 'Head of Christ Crucified'
Painting
Master of Liesborn
probably 1470-80
Master of Liesborn: 'Saints John the Evangelist, Scholastica and Benedict'
Painting
Master of Liesborn
probably 1470-80
Master of Liesborn: 'Saints Cosmas and Damian and the Virgin'
Painting
Master of Cappenberg (Jan Baegert?)
about 1520
Master of Cappenberg (Jan Baegert?): 'The Coronation of the Virgin'