Jheronimus Bosch ca. 1450 – 1516

The Carrying of the Cross (Vienna)

oil on panel (57 × 32 cm) — ca. 1500 Museum Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Jheronimus Bosch biography

This work is linked to John 19:17

The two murderers have arrived on Golgotha while Jesus is on his way, pushed on by the crowd. A priest is taking confession of one the murderers - quite an anachronism.

This panel was once the left panel of a triptych. The rest probably showed scenes from the Passion as well.

Bosch made at least two more paintings on this subject: one is in Madrid, the other in Gent.

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