Christi Abführung nach der Geißelung
Guido Reni (1575-1642)

Christi Abführung nach der Geißelung,

um 1620/21
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
192 x 151,3 cm
Displayed
Not on display
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
4546
Acquisition
1799 aus der Galerie Mannheim
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Guido Reni, Christi Abführung nach der Geißelung, um 1620/21, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/wq4jX3BLWo (Last updated on 10.08.2022)
The person who commissioned this altarpiece, which takes up the subject of the Redeemer’s sacrificial death, and its original location are unknown. For this reason, the circumstances and intention behind the theologically complex depiction, which is not modelled on any other work, remains uncertain too. On the left an actual scene from the Passion is shown: Christ in chains is led away by a henchman; unscathed and without the Crown of Thorns, Christ demonstrates his divinity. To the right the viewer witnesses a vision of angels collecting Christ’s blood with their sponges, shed as a result of the flagellation, and saving it in their vases.

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