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Easter and Holy Week Artwork

collected by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson

Andea Mantegna (Early Rennaisance Italian painter, 1431-1506), "The Lamentation over the Dead Christ" (c. 1490), Tempera on canvas, 68 x 81 cm Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan. Larger image.

Felix Avalos (sculptor)

Last Supper


Trial and Mocking


Collection at Wikipedia of crucifixion paintings

Antony Van Dyck (Flemish painter, 1599-1641)

  • Golgotha (1630), Oil on canvas, Private collection
  • Christ on the Cross, Oil on canvas, Sint-Jacobskerk, Antwerp, Belgium. Especially moving and broken image of Jesus.
  • Lamentation of Christ, Oil on canvas, 45 1/4 x 81 7/8 inches (115 x 208 cm), Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp, Belgium
  • La lamentation du Christ, Huile sur toile, 152 x 244,5 cm, Musée royal des Beaux-Arts, Anvers.
  • The Lamentation (1618-20), oil on canvas, Art History Museum, Vienna

Gerard (Gerrit) van Honthorst (1590–1656)

Carl Heinrich Bloch (Danish painter, 1834-1890). Most paintings in National Historic Museum, Friederiksborg Palace, Hillerød, Denmark.

Nikolaï Gay (1831-1894), Il Calvario detto anche Golgota; Crocifissione (c. 1892), Olio su tela, 278 x 223 cm, Museo d'Orsay.

Franz von Stuck (German painter and sculptor, Symbolist, 1863-1928)

  • Crucifixion Kreuzigung Christi (1913), Egg tempera on canvas, Museum der bildenden Kunste, Leipzig, Germany. Another.
    Crucifixion (1892), Oil on canvas, Private collection
  • Pieta (1891). Oil on canvas. Another. Striking painting.

Matthias Grünewald (German artist, 1480-1528)

  • The Crucifixion (c. 1515), Oil on wood, 269 x 307 cm, Musée d'Unterlinden, Colmar
  • Die Kreuzigung Christi (1523-1524), Tauberbischofsheimer Altar, 193 × 151 cm. Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe, Germany.

Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664), The Crucifixion (1627), oil on canvas, 290 x 168 cm, Art Institute Museum, Chicago.

Diego Velázquez, Crucifixion of Christ (1632). High resolution available.

Marc Chagall, White Crucifixion (1938), oil on canvas, Art Institute Museum, Chicago.

Kathryn A. Barnes, The Crucifixion (2011), contemporary Michigan artist, oils on canvas.

Crucifix above the doors of St. Peter's Church, Chicago (Franciscian). A giant crucifix by Latvian sculptor Arvid Strauss called "Christ of the Loop" fills the gothic arch in the center of the main facade. Another.

Thomas Blackshear II (contemporary African American painter and sculptor), Forgiven (1997). Striking picture of Jesus holding up a man, wracked with guilt, holding in his hands a mallet and nail, that nailed Christ to the cross. Forgiveness.

William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905), "Compassion!" (1897), Man carrying cross hugging crucified, dead Jesus. Striking image.

James J. Tissot, detail of The Pardoning of the Penitent Thief (1896)
James J. Tissot, detail of "The Pardoning of the Penitent Thief" (1896). Larger image.

James Tissot (French, 1836-1902). What Our Savior Saw from the Cross, from The Life of Christ, 1886-96. Gouache on paper, 9 13/16 x 9 1/16 in. (24.9 x 23 cm). Brooklyn Museum.

Hans Bauldung Grien (Austrian painter, 1484/85-1545)

  • "Crucifixion" (1512, right), Linden panel, 152 x 104 cm, Staatliche Museen, Berlin.
  • "Adam and Christ," a composite by the Ralph F. Wilson of two paintings by "Adam" (1520-23, left),  Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest (Szepmuveseti Muzeum); and "Crucifixion" (1512, right).

Thief on the Cross

Entombment and Pieta

Giovanni Bellini (Venetian painter,1426-1516), Pietà, oil on panel, 106x84cm, Pinacoteca, Vatican. Larger image.
  • Andea Mantegna (Early Rennaisance Italian painter, 1431-1506), The Lamentation over the Dead Christ (c. 1490), Tempera on canvas, 68 x 81 cm Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan. Another.
  • Gregorio Fernández (Spanish sculptor, 1576-1636), Cristo Yacente, Church of San Miguel, Valladolid. VERY realistic sculpture of the dead Christ, reclining on a bed. Troubling and haunting.
  • Raphael, "Entombment" (1507). Oil on panel. Museo Galleria Borghese, Rome, Italy.
  • William Blake, The Angels hovering over the body of Christ in the Sepulchre (1805), Watercolor, Victoria & Albert Museum
  • William Blake, Pietà  (1795 ?), Londra, Tate Britain
  • Sean Cheetham (contemporary painter), Pieta, oil on panel, 60x48"
  • Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Pieta (after Delacroix, 1889), on canvas 73x60cm, Van Gogh Museum
  • Michelangelo, Pietà, St. Peter's, Vatican
  • Andrea Solario (Milanese active 1495-1524), Lamentation (c. 1505-07), oil on panel, 168.6 x 152. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Interesting scene of Mary holding Jesus, supported by John the Baptist, etc.
  • Giovanni Bellini, Pietà, oil on panel, 106x84cm, Pinacoteca, Vatican. Amazingly detailed painting of Jesus' dead body sitting up, probably with Joseph of Arimathea, Nicodemus, and Mary Magdalene. Very interesting interplay of hands, and a sense of deep grief.
  • Maerten van Heemskerck, Triptych of the Entombment (1559-60), Oil on oak, 220 x 149 cm (centre), 219 x 66 cm (wings), Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
  • Hans Holbein the Younger, The Body of the Dead Christ in the Tomb (1521), Oil on wood, 30,5 x 200 cm, Kunstmuseum, Öffentliche Kunstsammlung, Basle. Ghastly realistic picture of Christ's body lying on its back on the tomb slab, unclothed, with blackened hands.
  • Pieter van Mol, Le Christ déposé de la croix (1631-1650), Musée du Louvre, Flandres. XVIIème siècle. 1,45 m x 2,04 m.
  • Caravaggio, The Deposition, 1604; Pinacoteca Vaticana in Rome
  • Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937), The Two Disciples at the Tomb (c. 1905), oil on canvas, 129.5 x 105.7 cm, Art Institute of Chicago.
  • Adolphe-William Bouguereau (French artist, 1825-1905), Pieta (1876).
  • Pavel Zhukovsky (1845-1912), Pietà (1876), Oil on canvas, 214 x 173 cm

  • Vladimir Borovikovsky (1757-1825), Christ Entombed (1820s), Oil on cardboard, 30.5 x 47 cm



  • Caravaggio, Supper at Emmaus (ca. 1601-2), Oil on canvas, 54 3/4 x 76 3/4 in., National Gallery, London. Another.
  • Rembrandt. The Supper at Emmaus (1648), Oil on wood. Louvre, Paris, France
  • Rembrandt. The Pilgrims at Emmaus. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France
  • Abraham Bloemaert, The Emmaus Disciples (1622), Oil on wood, 145 x 215,5 cm, Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels. Very realistic depiction with dramatic lighting.
  • Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouvert (French Naturalist painter,1852-1929), Christ and the Disciples at Emmaus, oil on canvas, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

  • Robert Zünd (Swiss painter, 1827-1909), "Way to Emmaus" ("Der Gang nach Emmaus," 1877), 119 x 158 cm, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen. Jesus walking in a wood with disciples.

  • Carl Heinrich Bloch, Christ in Emmaus


Georges de La Tour (French, 1593-1652)

  • The Repentant Magdalen (c. 1640), oil on canvas, 113x92.7. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Thoughtful Mary with her left hand on a skull which shields the candle that illuminates her face. Very beautiful. Another.
  • The Penitent Magdalen (1640), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC.


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