DERUET, Claude
(b. 1588, Nancy, d. 1660, Nancy)

Road to Calvary

Oil on copper, 34 x 42 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington

Deruet was a prolific and highly successful painter, working for each of the warring courts of Lorraine and France, and hi would have employed a large studio of assistants. This picture, painted on a thin octagonal copper plate, could be a work of an artist who worked with him, or for him in his large and busy studio.