The Disrobing of Christ

about 1577-1579

medium: oil on canvas
size: 130 x 163
artist: Domenico Theotokopuli
former owner: Gwendoline Davies

National Museum, Cardiff
NMWA 5

Gwendoline Davies Bequest 1952

Description from National Museum website: The primary version of The Disrobing of Christ is a full-length painting in Toledo Cathedral, dated 1577-79. The soldiers are about to strip Christ for the Crucifixion. Unusually, the incident is depicted at night, lit by a torch, with divine illumination descending from Heaven to Christ's head through a triangular gap in the clouds.



 


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