(b. 1477, Vercelli, d. 1549, Siena)

Ecce Homo

c. 1510
Oil on poplar, 60 x 46 cm
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

This painting (presently on loan to the Brera from a private collection) can be considered one of the most refined of the panel paintings by Sodoma.

The picture highlights the half-length figure of Christ, whose bound hands are crossed in front of his naked breast. Two figures emerges from the dark background: the man on the left seems to be a Roman soldier. The man on the right is of mature age, wearing a turban, and he seems to touch the shoulder of Christ from behind.