Christ carrying the Cross (recto)
Alonso Cano (1601-1667)
Formerly attributed to Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617-1682)
Formerly attributed to Jusepe de (lo Spagnoletto) Ribera (1590-1652)
Pen and dark brown ink on paper
Width: 9.9 cm; Height: 11.1 cm;
In dark brown ink, lower right & recto, Murillo //
In dark brown ink, lower left & recto, fragmentary older ink inscription, -o //
Witt, Robert Clermont (Sir); bequest; 1952
About this work
The dynamic Christ Carrying the Cross, formerly attributed (incorrectly) to Murillo, is a study related to a sculpture by Alonso Cano of Young Jesus of Nazareth commissioned by a religious brotherhood in Madrid. The drawing exhibits Cano’s typically confident and expressive pen-and-ink style.
(Permanent collection label)
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