The Man of Sorrows

The subject is derived from the legend of the 'Cristo di San Gregorio': Christ is said to have appeared to Saint Gregory the Great at Mass in Rome, at Santa Croce in Gerusalemme or elsewhere.

The original image in Santa Croce was engraved by Israel von Meckenem, and corresponds for the most part with this picture.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
documented 1375 - 1385
Full title
The Man of Sorrows
Date made
about 1385-1400
Medium and support
Egg tempera on poplar
Dimensions
48 x 30.4 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by Henry Wagner, 1924
Inventory number
NG3893
Location in Gallery