About This Artwork

Sebastiano del Piombo
Italian, about 1485–1547

Christ Carrying the Cross, about 1515/1517

Oil on panel
118 x 92 cm (46 7/16 x 36 1/4 in.)

Lacy Armour, Ada Turnbull Hertle, Mary Swissler Oldberg Acquisition, Charles H. and Mary F. Worcester Collection funds; Wirt D. Walker Trust; Alyce and Edwin DeCosta and the Walter E. Heller Foundation Fund; Estate of Walter Aitken; Frederick W. Renshaw Acquisition, Marian and Samuel Klasstorner funds; Edward E. Ayer Fund in Memory of Charles L. Hutchinson; Lara T. Magnuson Acquisition, Director's funds; Samuel A. Marx Purchase Fund for Major Acquisitions; Edward Johnson, Maurice D. Galleher Endowment, Simeon B. Williams, Capital Campaign General Acquisitions, Wentworth Greene Field Memorial, Samuel P. Avery, Morris L. Parker, Irving and June Seaman Endowment, and Betty Bell Spooner funds, 2016.15

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

New York, Carlton Hobbs LLC, A Joint Exhibition of Old Master Paintings, Sculptures and Decorative Arts Together with Colnaghi and Tomasso Brothers, January 21-30, 2016, no cat. no.

Publication History

José López-Rey, “Vicente Macip, Sebastiano del Piombo et l’esprit tridentin,” Gazette des Beaux-Arts 78 (1971), p. 353 n. 4.

José Gómez Frechina and Nicola Jennings, eds., Sebastiano del Piombo: Christ Carrying the Cross, Colnaghi Studies 1 (London and Madrid: Colnaghi, 2016), ff., figs. 1, 41, 65-7.

Ownership History

Ochoa-Herrera family, Calle Muñoz y Garnica, Jaén, Spain, by at least 1956 but probably earlier [according to e-mail correspondence of February 19 and 26, 2016, between David Durán and Rebecca Long; copy in curatorial file. See also photograph of painting from 1956, labeled “collection of the widow Ochoa” and “Jaén,” in Arxiu Mas, Barcelona; copy in curatorial file]; sold by the family to Durán Arte y Subastas, Madrid, May 27, 2015, lot no. 78; bought by Goldengate Arts Ltd., Dublin [according to export license of July 23, 2015; copy in curatorial file]; sold to Colnaghi/Coll y Cortés, London and Madrid, October 2015 [according to e-mail correspondence of February 8, 2016, between Jorge Coll and Rebecca Long; copy in curatorial file]; sold to the Art Institute of Chicago, 2016.

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