Lucas van Leyden 1494 – 1533

Bearing of the Cross with St. Veronica

oil on panel (61 × 52 cm) — c. 1515 Museum Muzeum Narodowe, Warsaw

Lucas van Leyden biography

This work is linked to John 19:17

According to a legend, Veronica dried Jesus' face with a cloth while he was on his way to Golgotha.

Lucas van Leyden probably borrowed the composition from a print by Hans Schäufelein.

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