Christ carrying the Cross

This panel depicts Christ carrying his cross on the road to Calvary, where he was crucified. The viewer occupies the position of the Holy Women who looked on as Christ passed by.

The unknown Venetian painter was influenced by Giovanni Bellini and Giorgione.

Key facts

Full title
Christ carrying the Cross
Date made
about 1500
Medium and support
Oil on wood (probably poplar)
36.4 × 29.9 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by Angus Neill, 2015
Inventory number
Location in Gallery