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Christ falls on the Way to Calvary
Tiepolo, Giandomenico
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Tiepolo, Giandomenico

Venice, 1727 - Venice, 1804

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Christ falls on the Way to Calvary

1772. Oil on canvas

Dressed in white with the Crown of Thorns, Jesus has fallen under the weight of the Cross, on the path to Calvary. Behind him are Simon of Cyrene, who helps him with the Cross, and the Holy Women, one of whom carries the sign with the inscription INRI with will later be placed on the Cross; as well as a group of people who accompany Jesus to mount Golgotha, where he is to be crucified. Golgotha is visible in the background on the left. The scene depicted here narrates a passage from the New Testament Passion (Matthew 27, 32-33; Mark 15, 21-22; Luke 23, 26 and John 19, 17). A preparatory sketch for this work is at the Lázaro Galdiano Museum in Madrid. This work comes from the Convent of San Felipe Neri in Madrid, where it was part of a set of eight scenes from the Passion of Christ, all of which now belong to the Prado Museum.

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Inventory number
P000358
Author
Tiepolo, Giandomenico
Title
Christ falls on the Way to Calvary
Date
1772
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 124.3 cm.; Width: 145 cm.; Base/bottom: 2.5 cm.
Series
Serie de la Pasión de Cristo para San Felipe Neri (Madrid)
Provenance
Madrid, Convento de San Felipe Neri, de oratorianos filipenses, antigua Casa Profesa de San Francisco de Borja, de jesuitas; Museo de la Trinidad.

Bibliography +

Cruzada Villaamil, Gregorio, Catálogo provisional, historial y razonado del Museo Nacional de Pinturas, Madrid, 1865, pp. 265.

Mariuz, Adriano, Giandomenico Tiepolo, Alfieri, Venecia, 1965, pp. lám.235.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1972.

L' art européen á la cour d'Espagne au XVIIIe siecle, Reunion des musees nationaux, Paris, 1979.

Knox, George, Giambattista and Domenico Tiepolo. Vol. I. Text, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1980, pp. 305.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1985, pp. 683.

Anatra, Bruno, Venezia e la Spagna, Electa, Milan, 1988, pp. 246/ lám.265.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1991, pp. nº91.

Buendía, José Rogelio, El Prado. Colecciones de Pintura, Lunwerg Editores, Barcelona, 1994, pp. 344.

Luna, Juan J., Pintura europea del siglo XVIII : guía, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1997, pp. 145-148.

Mehr Licht. Europa Um 1770. Die Bildende Kunst Der Aufklarun, Klinkhardt & Biermann, Frankfurt, 1999.

Other inventories +

Inv. Museo de la Trinidad, Pintura. Núm. 91.
91. Jesucristo caído en la calle del amargura figuras de cuerpo entero menor del natural. / Autor Tiepolo (sin firmar) / R.do alto 1,24; ancho 1,044 / Id.id.id. / Nº 55 / S.E.

Catálogo Museo de la Trinidad, 1865. Núm. 91.
ESCUELAS ITALIANA. / DOMINGO TIEPOLO. [...] 91. La calle de la Amargura. / Lienzo.- Al. 2,24.- An. 1,45. - Fig. 1,10. / Tiepolo. / Nuestro Señor Jesucristo sobre unas peñas, debajo de la cruz y varios sayones que la levantan; a la izquierda algunas mujeres y algunos ancianos llorando. Fondo, a la derecha el Monte Calvario y multitud de gente esperando a Jesucristo.

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1873-1907. Núm. 2129.
2129.-(91-K.)-Caida de Jesus con la cruz.-Compañero de los tres anteriores. Véase la nota al núm. 2126. / Alto 1,24; ancho 1,44.-L.

Exhibitions +

Mehr Licht. Europe around 1770. Art and the enlightenment
Frankfurt
22.08.1999 - 09.01.2000

Location +

Room 019 (On Display)

Expuesto
Update date: 05-04-2018 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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