Artist Guido Reni, Italian, 1575-1642
Title
  • Head of Christ Crowned with Thorns
Date early 1630s
Medium oil on copper
Dimensions Panel: 19 1/2 × 16 inches (49.5 × 40.6 cm)
Framed: 33 × 29 5/8 × 2 inches (83.8 × 75.3 × 5.1 cm)
Credit Line Gift of James E. Scripps
Accession Number 89.23
Department European Painting
On View Dutch Golden Age S380, Level 3 (see map)
sold by (Christie's, London, England);
1889, purchased by James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1889-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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