The Nativity, 1470-1480


Bequest of Herschel V. Jonesexpand_more  P.68.95

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One of the most expressive religious images is the Man of Sorrows, which in its desolation, humility, and clarity summarizes the entirety of the Passion. It was first inspired by half-length Byzantine icons in Rome, which resemble the image of Christ atop this Italian Nativity scene. The figure spread north through pilgrim souvenirs, and flourished.

The Nativity
Accession Number
Knoedler & Co.
Catalogue Raisonne
Hind A.I.53.75
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