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Christ Bearing the Cross

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

Made in Spain, Europe

c. 1665-1675

Oil on canvas

60 3/4 inches × 6 feet 11 inches (154.3 × 210.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

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

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Purchased with the W. P. Wilstach Fund, 1900

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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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