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Christ Carrying the Cross

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

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  • A work made of oil on panel.




Hans Maler, attributed to
German, c. 1480–1526/29

About this artwork

This narrow panel was probably part of a predella, the supporting lower portion of an altarpiece, which no doubt featured other scenes from the Passion of Christ. It is most likely an early work by Hans Maler, who worked in Ulm in southwestern Germany before settling in the Tyrol. He is now known chiefly for portraits painted in the later part of his career for members of the imperial family and other prominent sitters. His earlier religious paintings are a variant on the expressive, patterned style and vivid characterization of an accomplished group of painters working in Ulm and nearby Memmingen, notably Bartholomäus Zeitblom and Bernhard Strigel.


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Painting and Sculpture of Europe


Hans Maler zu Schwaz


Christ Carrying the Cross


Germany (Object made in)

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Oil on panel


33.8 × 57.5 cm (13 5/16 × 22 5/8 in.); Painted surface: 32.5 × 55.8 cm (12 13/16 × 22 in.)

Credit Line

Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection

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