Artist: Unknown (Signed CMF) of the Spanish school of Artists.
MAGNIFICENT EXPRESSION OIL ON CANVAS OF ORIGIN. In the Style of Haute epoque-Renaissance-Louis XIII
Restored professionally in 1989, this outstanding work was formerly owned by Cornelius Vissers of St Lambertus St, 3 Waterloo. Valued at the time 60,000 - 80,000 French Francs. See images for detail, feel free to translate.
Title of artwork: Ecce Homo "Head Of Christ In Outrages"
A scene of the Ecce Homo is a standard component of cycles illustrating the Passion and Life of Christ in art. It follows the Flagellation of Christ, the Crowning with thorns and the Mocking of Christ, the last two often being combined: The usual depiction shows Pilate and Christ, the mocking crowd and parts of the city of Jerusalem.
From the 15th century, devotional pictures began to portray Jesus alone, in half or full figure with a purple robe, loincloth, crown of thorns and torture wounds, especially on his head. Similar subjects but with the wounds of the crucifixion visible (Nail wounds on the limbs, spear wounds on the sides), are termed a Man of Sorrow(s) (also Misericordia). If the instruments of the Passion are present, it may be called an Arma Christi. If Christ is sitting down (usually supporting himself with his hand on his thigh), it may be referred to it as Christ at rest or Pensive Christ. It is not always possible to distinguish these subjects.
Technique: Oil on canvas
Signature: Hand signed
Condition: In STUNNING condition
Sold with Ebonised frame which shows signs of wear commensurate with the age. (Please see images)
Image size: 40×31 cm
Total dimensions: 58×48×0 cm
H: 58cm (22.83in)
W: 48cm (18.90in)
D: 0cm (0.00in)