Christ Falls on the Road to Calvary

Title: 
Christ Falls on the Road to Calvary

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Object Name: 
Reverse Painting
Title: 
Christ Falls on the Road to Calvary
Accession Number: 
2002.3.5
Dimensions: 
Overall Frame H: 45.4 cm, W: 44.7 cm, D: 4.6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1570-1580
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass, wood; reverse-painted, gilded. Flat, rectangular sheet, painted on the reverse side with a depiction of Christ on the Road to Calvary, derived from the painting known as "Lo Spasimo di Sicilia" by Raphael. The central, kneeling figure of Christ carrying the Cross is robed in dark blue, the Cross guilt. On the right are four soldiers urging him on. On the left a group of four saints in red and blue. In the left background are Pontius Pilate (?) and a priest mounted on horses, in dark brown and gold-leaf gilding. On the right is a mounted soldier in armor, holding a banner and pointing to a path leading to Calvary with the three crosses in the distance and mountains behind. The scene is delineated in black, like a print, and filled in with color. Original, profiled wooden frame.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Knoll, Thomas, Former Collection
2002-01-11
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2002 (2003) illustrated, p. 9; BIB# AI93609
Recent Important Acquisitions, 45 (2003) illustrated, pp. 204-205, fig. 4a-b; BIB# AI59133