Christ Blessing

The image of the 'Salvator Mundi' (Saviour of the World) was popular in Venice. Here Christ is shown raising his right hand in a gesture of blessing.

Although the signature painted on a cartellino attached to the parapet has been retouched, there is no reason to doubt its authenticity.

Key facts

Artist dates
active 1482; died 1525
Full title
Christ Blessing
Date made
probably about 1510-20
Medium and support
Oil on wood
76.2 x 59.1 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Presented by Sir Claude Phillips in memory of his sister Eugénie, 1910
Inventory number
Location in Gallery