Christ Crowned with Thorns
This painting is part of the group: Diptych: Christ and the Virgin

The picture forms a pair with 'Mater Dolorosa', showing the sorrowing Virgin. The viewer was intended to meditate on her sorrow and the sufferings of Christ.

Many versions of the composition exist, which must have been often repeated in the workshop of Dirk Bouts.

Key facts

Artist dates
1400? - 1475
Full title
Christ Crowned with Thorns
Date made
probably about 1470-5
Medium and support
Oil on oak
36.8 x 27.8 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by Queen Victoria at the Prince Consort's wish, 1863
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Diptych: Christ and the Virgin

Workshop of Dirk Bouts
probably about 1470-5
Workshop of Dirk Bouts: 'Mater Dolorosa'