ROMANINO, Girolamo
(b. ca. 1484, Brescia, d. ca. 1559, Brescia)

Ecce Homo

c. 1550
Oil on canvas, 79 x 68 cm
Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum, Hannover

In the last decade and a half of his life, Romanino painted a handful of modestly scaled but intensely felt devotional works. These include several Crucifixions and, most notably, this Ecce Homo. The expressionism that had been so pronounced in the 1530s and early 1540s is lessened in this grave scene and replaced by a subtler emotion.