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The Bearing of the Cross
  • Hendrick Goltzius
    born: Mülbracht, Seventeen Provinces (present-day Bracht-am-Niederrhein, Netherlands) ; died: Haarlem, Dutch Republic (present-day Netherlands) ; acti
  • The Bearing of the Cross, after 1598
  • The Passion
  • Where object was made: Netherlands
  • engraving
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 196 x 128 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 201 x 132 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 11/16 x 5 1/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 7 7/8 x 5 3/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 16 x 20 in matted with 1994.0045.10
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1994.0045.09
Label Text
Catalogue raisonné

Vertical composition. Christ carries the cross upon his left shoulder. He is hunched over with his knees bent. He looks to his right to Veronica, as she offers her kerchief. There is a large procession behind him which winds back off the left edge. Jerusalem's walls and towers are seen in the background.