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Christ Seated on a Cold Rock
Flandes, Juan de
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Flandes, Juan de

Netherlands, 1447 - Palencia (Spain), 1514

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Christ Seated on a Cold Rock

1496 - 1497. Oil on panel.
Room 051A

The naked Christ, crowned with thorns and with the marks of the Passion on his body, his hands bound and a rope around his neck, sits on a cold rock while resignedly waiting to be crucified. On the ground are his clothing and the bare cross. With no basis in scripture, this devotional image laden with drama became very successful at the end of the Middle Ages, especially in sculpture.


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Flandes, Juan de
Christ Seated on a Cold Rock
1496 - 1497
Height: 30.9 cm; Width: 22.7 cm; Alto con marco: 35.1 cm; Ancho con marco: 27.4 cm; Fondo con marco: 2.2 cm; Alto (de luz): 29.7 cm; Ancho (de luz): 21.6 cm; Ancho de moldura: 3 cm
Christie's Iberica, Madrid; acquired by the State and assigned to the Museo del Prado, 2014

Bibliography +

Ishikawa, C, The retablo of Isabel la Católica by Juan de Flandes and Michel Sittow, Turnhout, 2004.

Silva Maroto, Pilar, En torno a Juan de Flandes. Pintor de corte de Isabel la Católica. En: Maestros en la sombra, Fundación Amigos Museo del Prado, Madrid, 2013, pp. 25-43 [41-43].

Silva, Pilar, 'Juan de Flandes 'Cristo sobre la piedra fría'' En: Memoria de actividades 2014, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2015, pp. 28-30.

Rojewski, Oskar J, Dos tablas relacionadas con el Políptico de Isabel la Católica: El Cristo sobre la piedra fría del Museo del Prado y el Camino del Calvario del Museo Pushkin de Moscú, Philostrato, 12, 2022, pp. 5-31 f.5.

Silva, P., 'En torno a la pintura hispanoflamenca en el Reino de Castilla', Pintura tardogótica de la Corona de Aragón y los reinos hispánicos. Congreso Internacional, Universidad de Lérida junio 2011., En prensa.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 2894.

Location +

Room 051A (On Display)

Update date: 21-01-2023 | Registry created on 01-09-2015

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