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Ecce Homo

Jan van v. Wechelen (Flemish, about 1537-1565-1570)


The staging of the Biblical drama of the Ecce Homo in the square of a Flemish town conveys an unmistakable accusation of sinfulness and culpability. The prominence of children among the spectators at Christ's presentation to the people suggests that even the young share responsibility for what is about to happen. The cartload of crosses in the foreground alludes to the people's call for Christ's execution.

Mr. Fielding Marshall, Charlottesville, Virginia, {1} Dr. and Mrs. Henry R. Hope, Bloomington, Indiana

{1} Sarahanne Adams Hope

Object Information

artist
Jan van v. Wechelen (Flemish, about 1537-1565-1570)
creation date
about 1565
materials
oil on panel
dimensions
11-1/16 x 18-5/8 in. (panel)
21-5/8 x 29 in. (framed)
other title
The Showing of Christ
accession number
54.13
credit line
William Ray Adams Memorial Collection, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Henry R. Hope
copyright
Public Domain
collection
European Painting and Sculpture Before 1800
colors