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Christ Bound and Crowned with Thorns

Andrea Solario, Italian (active Venice, Milan, Normandy, and Rome), first dated work 1495, died 1524

Made near Normandy, France, Europe

c. 1509

Oil on panel

24 7/8 x 18 inches (63.2 x 45.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 351, European Art 1500-1850, third floor

Accession Number:
Cat. 274

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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Christ endured a series of trials prior to his crucifixion, including being bound and crowned with thorns. Andrea Solario depicts Christ after these events and includes a reed that appears as a sort of scepter. Such devotional imagery depicting the lone figure of Christ became increasingly popular in Italy during the fifteenth century.

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