Christ Bearing the Cross

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Spanish (active Seville), 1618 - 1682

Geography:
Made in Spain, Europe

Date:
c. 1665-1675

Medium:
Oil on canvas

Dimensions:
60 3/4 x 83 inches (154.3 x 210.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

Object Location:

* Gallery 282, European Art 1500-1850, second floor

Accession Number:
W1900-1-7

Credit Line:
Purchased with the W. P. Wilstach Fund, 1900

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Label:
Murillo has transformed what is typically depicted as a crowded scene into a private encounter between the Virgin and her son, thereby heightening the scene's emotional content and its impact on the viewer.


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