Inventory number
P00437
Author
Titian [Vecellio di Gregorio Tiziano]
Title
Ecce Homo
Chronology
1547
Technique
Oil
Support
Slate
Dimensions
69 cm x 56 cm
School
Italian
Theme
Religion
On display
Yes
Provenance
Royal Collection (New Royal Palace, Madrid, “antecámara de Su Majestad”, 1772, nº 957)

Christ appears as a man, suffering the pain of his Passion. His hands are tied and he wears a purple robe and a Crown of thorns. This type of devotional image is typical of Counterreformation art and is one of the finest of this kind painted by Titian.

This work was taken to the Monastery of Yuste in Caceres by the Emperor, which confirms the predilection he must have felt for it.

It was given to Carlos V (1500-1558) by Titian in Augsburg in 1548 and entered the Prado Museum collection in 1821.

 
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