Christ, with head lowered, nailed to cross, against background of dark sky. In the background on the right is a castle and left is a rocky landscape.
Philippe de Champaigne, Christ on the Cross, ca. 1655, oil on canvas, 35 5/8 x 22 1/16 in. (90.5 x 56 cm), Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 70-1

Philippe de Champaigne, Christ on the Cross, ca. 1655

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doi: 10.37764/78973.5.204

ArtistPhilippe de Champaigne, French, 1602–1674
TitleChrist on the Cross
Object Dateca. 1655
Alternate and Variant TitlesLe Christ sur la croix; Crucifixion; Le Christ mort en croix
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions (Unframed)35 5/8 × 22 1/16 in. (90.5 × 56 cm)
InscriptionInscribed verso (no longer visible due to relining): Voor myne beminde suster / Marie de Champaigne-Religieuse / Brussel[s?]
Credit LineThe Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 70-1

Scholarly research and commentary to be published in 2023.