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Christ Carrying the Cross  1587

by El Greco

During his long career in Spain, El Greco produced numerous paintings of Christ carrying the cross. The Lehman canvas, arguably his earliest version of the subject, is not a narrative scene: no other figures are represented and the setting is not recognizable. Instead, it is a devotional image of haunting immediacy and resonant with pathos. Christ's willing sacrifice for m...
41 5/16 x 31 1/8 in. (105 x 79 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art