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Saint Christopher carrying the Infant Christ

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Workshop of the MASTER of the FEMALE HALF-LENGTHS , active second quarter of the 16th century

Saint Christopher carrying the Infant Christ


Date: possibly about 1540
Medium: Oil on oak
Dimensions: 24.5 × 53.7 cm
Acquisition credit: Presented by Queen Victoria at the Prince Consort's wish, 1863

According to legend Saint Christopher was a huge man who carried travellers across a ford. He carried a child who became so heavy that the saint could hardly bear his weight; the child then decleared that he was Jesus Christ and that the saint had been carrying the whole world. A hermit is depicted in the landscape at the right. On the reverse of the panel is the lay-in of another landscape with some figures drawn in brush.

The figures of Saint Christopher and the Child may be by a different hand from the landscape and perhaps by a follower of Massys.

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