The Crowning with Thorns (Titian, Paris)

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The Crowning with Thorns
Titian - Christ crowned with Thorns - Louvre.jpg
Artist Titian
Year 1542-1543
Type Oil on canvas
Location Musée du Louvre, Paris

The Crowning with Thorns is a painting by the Italian Renaissance master Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) done during 1542 and 1543. It is housed in the Musée du Louvre in Paris, France.

The painting was commissioned by the confraternity of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan. It was brought to France after the Napoleonic conquest of the city in 1797.

According to Robert Haven Schauffler, the German painter Fritz von Uhde once considered it to be "the greatest picture ever painted."[1]


  1. ^ Schauffler. 1909. Romantic Germany. p. 301

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