(b. ca. 1527, Antwerpen, d. before 1584, Antwerpen)

Christ on the Road to Calvary

Oil on oak panel, 116 x 156 cm
Private collection

Traditionally the painting was ascribed to Pieter Bruegel the Elder, however, now Baltens' authorship is fully recognised. The composition was probably inspired, but only in the broadest of outlines, by Pieter Bruegel's painting of this subject, dated 1564, now in Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum, which Baltens must have known in Antwerp.

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