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Christ Carrying the Cross  1515

by Hans Maler zu Schwaz

This narrow panel was probably part of a predella, the supporting lower portion of an altarpiece, which no doubt featured other scenes from the Passion of Christ. It is most likely an early work by Hans Maler, who worked in Ulm in southwestern Germany before settling in the Tyrol. He is now known chiefly for portraits painted in the later part of his career for members of ...
13 5/16 × 22 5/8 in.; Painted surface: 12 13/16 × 22 in.
Oil on panel
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago