Ecce Homo, (reverse) Christ Blessing; The Disrobing of Christ, (reverse) Saint John the Baptist

Workshop of Cornelis Engebrechtsz (Netherlandish, ca. 1461–1527)

Oil on wood
Each 16 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. (41.9 x 22.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Ferdinand Hermann, 1911
Accession Number:
  • Catalogue Entry


  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Inscribed (Disrobing of Christ, on plaque): ·i·n·r·i·

  • Provenance

    Ferdinand Hermann, New York (until 1911)

  • References

    Max J. Friedländer. "Lucas van Leyden und andere Holländische Meister seiner Zeit." Die altniederländische Malerei. 10, Berlin, 1932, p. 130, no. 76, suggests that they are altarpiece wings from Engebrechtsz's workshop.

    Harry B. Wehle and Margaretta Salinger. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Catalogue of Early Flemish, Dutch and German Paintings. New York, 1947, pp. 24–25, ill., catalogue them as comparatively early works by Engebrechtsz.

    Colin Eisler. "Erik Larsen, Les primitifs flamands au Musée Metropolitain de New York, 1960." Art Bulletin 46 (March 1964), p. 104.

    Max J. Friedländer et al. "Lucas van Leyden and other Dutch Masters of his Time." Early Netherlandish Painting. 10, New York, 1973, p. 78, no. 70, pl. 58.

    Walter S. Gibson Harvard University. The Paintings of Cornelis Engebrechtsz. New York, 1977, pp. 166–67, 246–47, nos. 31–32, fig. 41 (The Disrobing of Christ), as by an anonymous imitator, "Hand A," from Engebrechtsz's workshop; ascribes to the same hand as a small Crucifixion (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam) and perhaps the Descent from the Cross, formerly in the Petri collection, Antwerp; observes similarities to Engebrechtsz's work of about 1505–10; notes that the dry surfaces, the flat, rather coarsely painted background, the heavy, simply arranged folds and the flabby appearance of the figures identify it as the work of a less able imitator.

    From Van Eyck to Bruegel: Early Netherlandish Painting in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1998, p. 405, ill.

  • See also
    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History