HEMESSEN, Jan Sanders van
(b. ca. 1500, Hemishem, d. 1556, Haarlem)

Christ Carrying the Cross

Oil on wood, 111 x 98 cm
Christian Museum, Esztergom

This late painting of the artist belongs to his best and it exerted an influence on the art of Pieter Aertsen. The idealized face of Christ is contrasted with the grotesque - Quentin Massys-like - faces around him.

There are other, less important variants of this painting.