Paul Cézanne 1839 – 1906

Christ in Limbo

fresco (168 × 100 cm) — c. 1867 Museum Musée d'Orsay, Paris

This work is linked to 1 Peter 4:6

From his grave Christ descends into Hell. He meets a number of lost souls who may at last go to Heaven.

This fresco used to be on a wall in Cézanne's father's house near Aix-en-Provence. It was later transferred to canvas.

Sebastiano del Piombo: Christ in LimboIt is a copy of a 1516 painting by Sebastiano del Piombo, but done in Cézanne's own style.

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