Eugène Delacroix 1798 – 1863

Christ on the Cross

oil on canvas (80 × 64 cm) — 1846 Museum Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

Eugène Delacroix biography

This work is linked to Luke 23:33

The dying Christ on the cross is shown against a dark sky. To the right are Roman soldiers on horseback. In the foreground and farther away are several spectators.

When this canvas was displayed in the Paris salon of 1847, it was greeted as a masterpiece in the tradition of Rubens.

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