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Creator Name: Pontormo, Jacopo
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Italian
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: Italian; 1494-1557 Europe,Italy
Creator Active Place: Europe,Italy
Creator Name-CRT: Jacopo Carrucci, called Pontormo
Title: Christ before Pilate
Title Type: preferred
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1522
Creation End Date: 1523
Creation Date: 1522-1523
Creation Place: Europe,Italy
Object Type: Drawings and Watercolors
Materials and Techniques: Black chalk, with stumping, and traces of red chalk, heightened with traces of white chalk, over stylus underdrawing, on cream laid paper
Dimensions: Height: 274 mm., Width: 283 mm.
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1989.187
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Anne Searle Meers, The Regenstein Foundation, and Dr. William D. Shorey
Context: This is a preliminary design for 'Christ before Pilate,' one of five lunette frescoes in a Passion cycle Pontormo executed between 1523 and 1526 during his stay at the Certosa del Galluzzo, a Carthusian monastery outside Florence. In this drawing, Pontormo experimented with a highly unusual illustration of the scene, which he abandoned in the fresco itself, probably one of the first lunettes he painted in the cycle.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1989.187
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998
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