Christ nailed to the Cross by Unknown Artist

On the right-hand side of this painting, two figures disrobe Christ.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
68.5 x 61.5 cm
Acquired in:
1955
Presented by:
F D Lycett Green through The Art Fund

While the expression on the face of the taller figure is slightly obscured, the grinning expression on the young boy's face reveals a sense of menace. The figure on the left-hand side of the painting prepares the cross on the ground. This copy of a work by Ritera was part of a collection of 117 works belonging to the industrialist and engineer F.D. Lycett Green and bequeathed to York through the Art Fund, in 1955, in recognition of the remarkable efforts made after the Second World War by its curator to transform it into a gallery of international importance.

Provenance

F.D. Lycett Green.

Venue details

York Art Gallery Exhibition Square, YORK North Yorkshire YO1 7EW 01904 687687 www.yorkartgallery.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £6.82)

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