Head of Christ

This painting is probably not a fragment but an independent devotional work. Christ is shown wearing the crown of thorns and carrying the Cross.

This subject was also treated in close-up by Giampietrino and Altobello Melone, but in this work the artist has focused even more closely on the head.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1477 - 1549
Full title
Head of Christ
Date made
probably about 1525-50
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
38.7 x 31.7 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1891
Inventory number
NG1337
Location in Gallery