Andrea Solario (c.1465 - before 1524):
A817; oil and tempera (?) on panel; 57 x 44 cm.
Prov: Lord Conway of Allington; the Hon. Mrs A.E. Horsfield.
Purchased, 1951; WA1951.149.
A close follower of Leonardo da Vinci, Solario was also interested in northern prints and in the work of Andrea Mantegna. A817 is datable to c. 1505-7. Unusually, the subject combines the scenes of Pilate presenting Christ to the people with the words 'Ecce Homo' or 'Behold the man' (John 19: 5) and the mocking of Christ (Matthew 27: 28-31). A variation is in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Abbeville.
Information derived from the Ashmolean Museum's Complete Illustrated Catalogue of Paintings.
Link to the BBC's Your Paintings page of the Public Catalogue Foundation