Dornenkrönung Christi
Valentin de Boulogne (1591-1632)

Dornenkrönung Christi,

um 1616/17
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
173 x 241 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal X
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
477
Acquisition
1799 aus der Galerie Mannheim
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Valentin de Boulogne, Dornenkrönung Christi, um 1616/17, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/bwx0jkJGm8 (Last updated on 08.11.2022)
Before being led to Golgotha, Christ is mocked and tortured and a crown of thorns forced upon his head. Christ bears his suffering in silence, surrounded by violent, jostling henchmen. The dark background, the careful use of light, the naturalistic depiction of Christ’s upper body and the fantasy costumes worn by the tormenting soldiers—all these are reminiscent of Caravaggio’s work and that of his successor Bartolomeo Manfredi. It is not surprising, therefore, that this major painting by Valentin was once attributed to Manfredi himself.

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