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Christ carrying the Cross, contemplated by Mary and the Christian Soul
Diriksen, Felipe
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Diriksen, Felipe

El Escorial, Madrid, 1590, 1679

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Christ carrying the Cross, contemplated by Mary and the Christian Soul

1630 - 1650. Oil on canvas. Not on display

This is the only work in the Prado by Diriksen, a royal archer and a painter with a small oeuvre. His style, based on soft, fluid brushstrokes and contrasting illumination, suggests Eugenio Cajés. For this composition he made use of Titian’s Christ on the Route to Calvary (P00439), adding the figures of Mary and a young woman (the Christian soul), the latter probably a portrait of his daughter.

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Christ on the Way to Calvary
Oil on canvas, Ca. 1560
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Diriksen, Felipe
Christ carrying the Cross, contemplated by Mary and the Christian Soul
1630 - 1650
Height: 124 cm.; Width: 185 cm.
Acquired by the Ministry of Culture, assigned to the Museo del Prado, 2016

Bibliography +

Agulló y Cobo, Mercedes, Noticias sobre pintores madrileños de los siglos XVI y XVII, Universidad de Granada Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 1978, pp. 60.

Palencia Cerezo, J. M., Espíritu Barroco. Colección Granados, Caja de Burgos, Burgos, 2008, pp. 91-93.

Gutiérrez Pastor, I., Felipe Diriksen. Cristo con la Cruz a cuestas' En:, A Su imagen: arte, cultura y religión, A Su Imagen,, Madrid, 2014, pp. 220 n.61.

Ruiz Gómez, Leticia, "Cristo con la cruz a cuestas contemplado por María y el alma cristiana" en Memoria de actividades 2016, Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, Madrid, 2017, pp. 78-80.

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Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 2921.



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Update date: 04-12-2020 | Registry created on 10-11-2016

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