(b. ca. 1580, Riale d’Alagna, d. ca. 1632, Varallo)

Ecce Homo

c. 1625
Oil on panel, 42 x 30 cm
Private collection

This painting was executed in the mid 1620's, the moment at which Tanzio emerges from the dominating influence of Caravaggio. During this mature period Tanzio looked more the early Baroque style. This emotive Ecce Homo was probably inspired by Gaudenzio Ferrari's polychrome wood figure of Christ of 1510 in the church of Sacro Monte, near Varallo.