FERNANDO YÁÑEZ DE LA ALMEDINA

Almedina, circa 1475 – 1536

Christ carrying the Cross with his Executioners

Oil on canvas

78 x 78 cm.

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FERNANDO YÁÑEZ DE LA ALMEDINA

Almedina, circa 1475 – 1536

The attribution to Fernando Yáñez de la Almedina of this Christ carrying the Cross with his Executioners, based on a composition by Leonardo, represents the most important new addition to the artist’s corpus in recent years, opening the way to greater knowledge of this painter’s work during his time in Italy.

Christ’s halo has the same distinctive design of the rays to be found in other works by the artist, with gold dots inside the double rimmed halo. The gilded edging of Christ’s tunic with its stylised foliate motifs also has the gold dots of the type found in other works by the artist. Again typical of Yáñez’s oeuvre is the distinctive way of painting the eyes, defining the inner rims of the lids, which are devoid of lashes, and the presence of a degree of realism in showing the passing of time on the faces, which have deep lines and rather puffy areas under the eyes.

José Gómez Frechina

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FERNANDO YÁÑEZ DE LA ALMEDINA

Almedina, circa 1475 – 1536

Christ carrying the Cross with his Executioners

Oil on canvas

78 x 78 cm.