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After Correggio, Christ presented to the People (Ecce Homo)

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Full title Christ presented to the People (Ecce Homo)
Artist After Correggio
Artist dates active 1494; died 1534
Date made 16th century
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 100.3 × 78.7 cm
Acquisition credit Bequeathed by the Revd William Holwell Carr, 1831
Inventory number NG96
Location Not on display
Collection Main Collection
Previous owners
Christ presented to the People (Ecce Homo)
After Correggio

Christ, bound and crowned with thorns, is condemned to be crucified by Pontius Pilate. ‘Ecce Homo’ (‘Behold the man’) were the words used by Pilate when he presented Christ to the people before the Crucifixion (John 19: 2–5). Pilate, wearing a turban, raises his hand to indicate that he is speaking. The Virgin Mary swoons and is supported by Saint John the Evangelist. The soldier on the right may be Longinus, the Roman centurion who recognised Christ’s divinity at the Crucifixion. This is an old copy of the original Ecce Homo by Correggio, also in the National Gallery’s collection.

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