European Art
Artist: Luis de Morales, Spanish, ca. 1520–ca. 1586

Christ Carrying the Cross

ca. 1546

Distemper (?) on linen

unframed: 202 x 154 cm (79 1/2 x 60 5/8 in.) framed: 217 x 165 cm (85 7/16 x 64 15/16 in.)
Robert Lehman Foundation Acquisition Fund for Early European and Modern and Contemporary Art
2012.94.1
Culture: 
Spanish
Period: 
16th century
Classification: 
Paintings
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Possibly created for the church of La Concepción in Badajoz; De Remisa collection in the early 19th century; by descent Moret collection; Barba collection in 1962. Offered at auction by Sotheby’s London, 8 December 2011, lot 181 (bought in)

Bibliography: 

Rafael Romero Asenjo and Adelina Illán Gutiérrez, “Luis de Morales’s Altarpiece for the Church of the Conception in Badajoz: Technical and Documentary Sources,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2016): 62, 70, fig. 1, 5, 7.

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