17th century Lombard painter
Oil painting on canvas
56 x 43cm. , framed 75 x 63 cm.
Provenance: Florence, Pandolfini, 5.10.2021, lot 209
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The proposed canvas, the work of a Lombard painter active in the 17th century, shows the image of Christ depicted according to the iconography of the Ecce Homo, with a crown of thorns placed on his long hair, stripped of his clothes, waiting his immediate crucifixion on Golgotha
…Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns. Pilate said to them, “Here is the man. Seeing him, the chief priests and minions cried out, "Crucify him, crucify him" (Gospel of John 19.5).
This type of representation of Christ, precisely defined Ecce Homo and which, as specified, takes precedence at the moment of his Crucifixion, after having been arrested and scourged, while he is the object of mockery on the part of the Roman soldiers, who crown with thorns as a sign of mockery of the one who had proclaimed himself the King of kings, spread in the 16th century, giving rise to particularly intense creations.
The image reconciles the remarkable spiritual strength of Christ in his moment of human suffering with a refined elegance, supported by the superb descriptive ability of the face which stands out against the dark background.
Although Ecce Homo is not an “easy” subject, in our case it is not a work treated with a strong dramatic sense, but just as capable of moving. While waiting for his martyrdom, what is striking is the face that appears imperturbable and not at all suffering, but also serene, to evoke the forgiveness he granted to his executioners.
The canvas is in good condition, considering the time.
The painting, like all our objects, is sold with a certificate of photographic authenticity in accordance with the law.
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Ecce Homo, 17th Century Lombard Painter
Dimensions : 75 x 63 cm
Number of copies : 1
Delivery time : 1 week