Ecce Homo – After the Renaissance or Flemish Master (18th century)


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Ecce Homo or ‘Christ as the Man of Sorrows’. This exquisite watercolour is painted on a thin sheet of bone, seen through a thick piece of moulded glass in its original octagonal walnut frame, beautifully carved with leaf patterns and mythical beasts. The painting is a decorative piece probably made for tourists of the ‘Grand Tour’ in 18th century Italy, by an unknown artist after the Renaissance or Flemish masters such as Guido Reni or Dieric Bouts.

Image: 1 5/8 x 1 7/8 in. (4 x 4.8 cm.)
Frame: 5 5/8 x 6 in. (14.3 x 15.2 cm.)


There are a few minor scratches and a couple of chips on the inside and outer edge of the thick moulded glass. The frame has been sympathetically restored and has been treated for woodworm but has retained its original colour (patina). The miniature painting is in very good condition.


Unidentified / Unknown Artist