Christ Presented to the People

A work made of oil on panel.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on panel.

Date:

1475/85

Artist:

North Netherlandish

About this artwork

This is a rare example of a surviving 15th-century painting from the northern provinces of the Netherlands (present-day Holland). This region had fewer centers of artistic production than the more populous southern Netherlands, and it also experienced substantial destruction of artworks during the iconoclastic outbursts of the mid-16th century. The few surviving panel paintings, as well as illuminated manuscripts, from this region are often characterized by an earthy realism. Here the artist was equally interested in the hostile reactions of the crowd as he was in giving poignancy to the figure of Christ, whom the Roman governor Pontius Pilate presents to the people for judgment.

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European Painting and Sculpture

Artist

Northern Netherlandish School

Title

Christ Presented to the People

Origin

Northern Netherlands

Date

1475–1485

Medium

Oil on panel

Inscriptions

Inscribed: Ecce homo (in doorway)

Dimensions

51.9 x 34.8 cm (20 7/16 x 13 11/16 in.) Painted surface: 50.6 x 33.6 cm (19 7/8 x 13 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection

Reference Number

1933.1049

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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