Titian 1487/90 – 1576

Ecce Homo

oil on canvas (242 × 361 cm) — 1543 Museum Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Titian biography

This work is linked to John 19:5

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The Roman governor Pilate shows the captured Jesus to the people that wants to crucify him: "Behold the man!"

It is hard to see from his expression whether Pilate feels compassion or disgust.

The large canvas was commissioned by a rich merchant from Venice, Giovanni d'Anna.

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