Ecce Homo

Other title
The Showing of Christ
Creation date
oil on panel
11-1/16 x 18-5/8 in. (panel) 21-5/8 x 29 in. (framed)
Credit line
William Ray Adams Memorial Collection, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Henry R. Hope
Accession number
Currently On View

The staging of the Biblical drama of the Ecce Homo in the square of a Flemish town conveys an unmistakable accusation of sinfulness and culpability. The prominence of children among the spectators at Christ's presentation to the people suggests that even the young share responsibility for what is about to happen. The cartload of crosses in the foreground alludes to the people's call for Christ's execution.

Mr. Fielding Marshall, Charlottesville, Virginia, {1} Dr. and Mrs. Henry R. Hope, Bloomington, Indiana

{1} Sarahanne Adams Hope
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