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Christ Brought Before Pilate
  • Giovanni Battista Crosato
    circa 1697–1758
    born: Treviso, Republic of Venice (present-day Italy) ; died: Venice, Republic of Venice (present-day Italy)
  • Christ Brought Before Pilate, circa 1720–1730
  • Where object was made: Venice, Italy
  • oil on canvas
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 175.7 x 141.7 cm
    Canvas/Support: 69 3/16 x 55 3/4 in
    Frame Dimensions: 179.2 x 144.5 cm
    Frame Dimensions: 70 1/2 x 56 7/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Helen Foresman Spencer Art Acquisition Fund and Gift of Richard T. Shields and Carolyn Shields Walker in memory of Mrs. Edwin Shields by exchange
  • Not on display
  • 1996.0094
Label Text

Painted scene of figures in an interior. There is a man (identified as Jesus) on the left side of the painting, wearing red/pink and blue robes, with his wrists tied and a halo above his head. There are figures behind him in the bottom left quadrant. A man on a throne (identified as Pilate) wearing blue and red is pointing to the man on the left. There is a soldier in the lower right corner in armor with a circular shield. There are Ionic columns in the background.