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Christ before Pilate

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MASTER of CAPPENBERG (Jan Baegert?) , active about 1500 - about 1525

Christ before Pilate


Date: about 1520
Medium: Oil on oak
Dimensions: 99.1 x 69.2 cm
Acquisition credit: Bought, 1854

Both this work and 'The Coronation of the Virgin' belong to a group of eight panels forming a series about Christ's Passion and after. The rest are in the Landesmuseum, M√ľnster. They came from the Klosterkirche in Liesborn or Marienfeld and appear to have formed the shutters of the Liesborn altarpiece, parts of which are also in the Collection.

At Pilate's shoulder is his wife Claudia Procula, who dreamed Christ was innocent and should not be put to death. The dog and Christ's hands are taken from an engraving by Schongauer.

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This image is part of the group:

"The Liesborn Altarpiece"

Other images in group:

The Annunciation
NG256
The Presentation in the Temple
NG257
The Adoration of the Kings
NG258
Head of Christ Crucified
NG259
Saints John the Evangelist, Scholastica and Benedict
NG260
Saints Cosmas and Damian and the Virgin
NG261
The Coronation of the Virgin
NG263
Christ before Pilate
NG2154