Christ Crowned with Thorns, Gerard van Honthorst, c. 1622

Christ Crowned with Thorns, Gerard van Honthorst, c. 1622

olieverf op doek, h 192.4cm × w 221.5cm. More details

Before Christ’s trial, Roman soldiers placed a plaited crown of thorns on his head, dressed him in a cloak and mocked him. After all, was he not the ‘King of the Jews’? The scene is dramatically illuminated by a torch, held by the boy at the left. Honthorst probably made this painting for a clandestine Catholic church (schuilkerk) in Amsterdam.

On display in gallery 2.1 Gerard van Honthorst

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