Inventory number
P07707
Author
Zurbarán, Francisco de (Spanish)
Title
Christ Crucified, with the Sponsor
Chronology
1640
Technique
Óleo
Support
Lienzo
Dimensions
244 cm x 167,5 cm
School
Española
Theme
Retrato
On display
No
Provenance
Acquisition, 1996

The image of Christ crucified appears alongside the sponsor of this work, on a neutral background.

Notable is the almost sculptural appearance of Christ, who wears the Crown of thorns and a loincloth, on which Zurbarán displays his technical prowess in handling the range of whites. The strongly contrasted light on both the sponsor's face and the body of Christ add depth to the composition and link its technique to tenebrism.

 
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