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Christ carrying the Cross
German, North

Christ, carrying his cross to Golgotha, is surrounded by his tormentors. New Testament (John 19:17).

This picture has previously been catalogued as a work of the Westphalian School but is now thought to be North German, probably in the style of work from Lübeck. It may originally have formed part of a series of panels showing Christ's Passion, and probably dates from the very late 15th or early 16th century.

Key facts
Artist German, North
Full title Christ carrying the Cross
Date made about 1490-1510
Medium and support Oil on oak
Dimensions 42.9 x 29.2 cm
Acquisition credit Bought, 1854
Inventory number NG2160
Location in Gallery Not on display
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