(b. ca. 1570, Antwerpen, d. ca. 1619, Antwerpen)

Carrying the Cross

Oil on oak panel, 108,5 x 114 cm
Groeninge Museum, Bruges

The colourful Carrying of the Cross by Abel Grimmer, painted in 1593, continues the tradition of the panoramic landscape peopled by small figures, which evolved into a separate genre in the Low Countries under painters like Joachim Patenier, Herri met de Bles and Pieter Bruegel.