European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
Christ on the Way to Calvary
Predella panel of an altarpiece; other panels from the predella are in the Staatliches Lindenau-Museum, Altenburg, Germany (78), and the Pinacoteca Vaticana (no. 124, no. 129)Made in Siena, Italy, Europe
Giovanni di Paolo (Giovanni di Paolo di Grazia), Italian (active Siena), first documented 1417, died 1482
Tempera and gold on panel with horizontal grain
Cat. 105John G. Johnson Collection, 1917
LabelThe scene depicts a passage in the late thirteenth-century devotional text The Meditations on the Life of Christ, which describes Christ turning to Mary outside the gate of Jerusalem, and the unusual length of the Cross.
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