CRANACH, Lucas the Younger
(b. 1515, Wittenberg, d. 1586, Weimar)

Christ as the Man of Sorrows

Oil and tempera on red beechwood, 51 x 35 cm
Museum im Roselius-Haus, Bremen

This representation of the half-length Man of Sorrows was seen from the fourteenth century as the epitome of the 'Image of Piety', a devotional picture that commands compassion.