The inscription is taken from Christ's words in the New Testament (John 8: 1), beginning 'I am the Light of the World'. These continue, 'he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.'

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1500 - 1571
Full title
Christ as 'The Light of the World'
Date made
about 1550
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
90.7 x 74.7 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by Mrs Mary M. Wood through her brother, the Revd G. Greenwood, 1901
Inventory number
NG1845
Location in Gallery