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Christ on the Cross

Photo credit: Hatton Gallery

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This work painted in shades of grey – a technique known as grisaille – was intended to imitate sculptural relief in an architectural setting. The figure is based on prototypes by Rubens, themselves based on a crucifixion painted in Cologne by Goltzius Geldorp who was a Flemish refugee in that city. The engraver P. Pontius made a print of the Rubens painting in 1631, probably the source of the figure in this painting.

Hatton Gallery

Newcastle upon Tyne


Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 241 x W 106 cm

Accession number

NEWHG:OP.0073

Acquisition method

purchased with funds from the Shipley Bequest, 1957

Work type

Painting


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Hatton Gallery

The Quadrangle, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 7RU England

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