Christ Crowned with Thorns

Central predella panel of the high altarpiece of the charterhouse of Vall de Crist in Altura (near Castellón), Spain. The other eight scenes of the predella are in the Museo de Bellas Artes in Valencia (nos. 2233-2240). The main panel is now in the cathedral of Segorbe. The retablo was dedicated to the Virgin of the Angels (Señora de los Ángeles) and the Eucharist, and was paid for by Doña Ursula, wife of Don Francisco Zarzuela, justice of Aragón and lord of Jérica.

Joan Reixac, Spanish (active Valencia), documented 1437 - 1484

Made in Valencia, Spain, Europe


Oil on panel

15 1/2 x 15 1/4 inches (39.4 x 38.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 205, European Art 1100-1500, second floor

Accession Number:
Inv. 203

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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This panel was once the central image of a predella, or base, of an altarpiece. The altarpiece stood in the charterhouse (Carthusian monastery) of Vall de Crist in Altura, near Castellón, Spain, but today its main panel is in the cathedral of Segorbe in Castellón and the other eight predella paintings are in the Museo de Bellas Artes in Valencia.

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