WOENSAM, Anton von Worms
(b. ca. 1495, Worms, d. 1541, Köln)

Christ on the Cross with Carthusian Saints

Oak, 67 x 87 cm
Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne

Canon Petrus Blomevenna, prior of the Cologne Carthusians, is kneeling at the foot of the Cross with members of the Order at his side. The panel comes from the Carthusian monastery of St Barbara in Cologne.

The painter, Anton Woensam, was influenced by the Cologne tradition as well as by Antwerp Mannerism and Dürer.