Christ falls under the weight of his cross.
Third scene from the Stations of the Cross, Christ is depicted on his knees with a figure in the foreground preparing to strike him with a club.
Two other men, one of whom is probably Simon of Cyrene, help Christ by raising his cross.
Behind, the holy women and the governor Ponce Pilate follow The procession.
In the background you can see a city and the dome of a basilica.
Oil on oak panel.
Perfect state of conservation.
19th century gilded wooden frame.
Attributable to Gillis Mostaert's workshop around 1560-1580.
Frame: Height: 23.5 cm; Width: 20.5 cm
Panel: Height: 16 cm; Width: 13 cm
A closer look at the series of eight scenes from the passion of Christ, some of which are signed by the master and are kept at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels (Inv 10819 to 10826)
Gillis Mostaert, born in Hulst, Netherlands, June 27, 1528 and died in Antwerp on December 28, 15981, is a contemporary Flemish painter of Pieter Brueghel the Elder. A versatile artist, he excels in landscape painting as well as in genre and history. He collaborated regularly with the main artists of Antwerp. He is particularly known for his winter landscapes, his fire scenes and his representations of market and fair. His works are among the most sought after of his time.