Attributed to José Rafael Aragón
(1795 - 1862)
wood, gesso, pigment
25 1/4 x 14 x 6 in.
Christ Crucified. Well carved Christ figure on the cross, his head with realistic features and closed eyes, gently tilts to his right, wearing a crown of thorns. The ribs are carved in a horizontal fashion with an oval depression in the abdominal area. The loincloth is angled and flows as is in a gentle breeze, tied in a soft knot: yellow with red painted elements. The body has a blue cast to the skin. The blood trails are delicate, end in small drops and appear on the forehead, palms, arms, heart, knees, thighs and feet.
Provenance: The Joseph Pytka Collection