CIRCLE OF JUAN DE FLANDES
Christ on the road to Calvary
oil on oak panel
42.3 x 30.2 cm.; 16⅝ x 11⅞ in.
The bevelled panel is uncradled, flat and stable. The paint surface is slightly dirty and the varnish slightly discoloured. There are a few vertical lines of visible retouching to disguise the appearance of old surface cracks in the soldier on the left, as well as a visible split in the panel, approx. 7 cm. long, in the upper right corner, with associated retouching. Inspection under ultraviolet light confirms these, and reveals a few scattered spots in Christ's robe and proper right foot, the soldier on the right, as well as pinprick spots in the face of the soldier just to the right of Christ, and scattered in the sky. In overall good condition.
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