BLES, Herri met de
(b. ca. 1510, Bouvignes (Dinant), d. after 1550)

Christ Carrying the Cross

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Oil tempera on wood, 57 x 72 cm
Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna

In this composition the landscape fills the picture space and the events related to the Road to Calvary are integrated in this. The route begins at the town on the left - signifying Jerusalem - through a hilltop village, then the winding path leads to the place of crucifixion in the distant background.