Léon Bonnat, 1874 - Christ on the Cross - fine art print

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(© Copyright - Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux-arts de la Ville de Paris - Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux-arts de la Ville de Paris)

On a dark sky dimly lit by the twilight, stands the body of Christ crucified, to the skeletal body wearing only a loincloth. Looks up on which rests the crown of thorns skyward. Above him, on the cross, we can not see the top, is nailed the inscription "I.N.R.I" (Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews).

The work was commissioned in 1873 to the courtroom of the Court of Assizes of the Palace of Justice in Paris to embody in the eyes of the accused divine justice and remind them of the suffering of Christ to save sinners. Presented at the 1874 Salon, table Bonnat to renew radically the traditional representation of Christ on the cross. The crucified and represented extremely realistic manner, emphasizing the suffering due to death. Bonnat model would have taken a corpse nailed to the boards.

Jesus Christ

Biblical Scene, Passion of the Christ, The Crucifixion, Cross, Crown of Thorns, Twilight, Torture

Artwork details

Name of the piece of art: "Christ on the Cross"
Classification of the work of art: painting
Category: modern art
Period: 19th century
Created in: 1874
Artwork age: around 140 years old
Painted on: Oil, Canvas (material)
Artwork original size: Height: 227 cm, Width: 159 cm
Signature: Signature - Signed, lower left: "Ln Bonnat"
Museum / location: Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux-arts de la Ville de Paris
Museum location: Paris, France
Website: Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux-arts de la Ville de Paris
License of artwork: public domain
Courtesy of: Petit Palais Paris

General information about the artist

Artist: Léon Bonnat
Nationality of artist: French
Jobs: painter
Country of origin: France
Classification: modern artist
Lifespan: 89 years
Born: 1833
Died in the year: 1922

Structured item details

Print product type: art print
Reproduction: digital reproduction
Production method: UV direct printing
Origin of the product: manufactured in Germany
Type of stock: on demand
Product usage: art collection (reproductions), art reproduction gallery
Artwork alignment: portrait alignment
Side ratio: 1 : 1.4
Meaning of the side aspect ratio: the length is 29% shorter than the width
Available options: metal print (aluminium dibond), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), canvas print, poster print (canvas paper)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) size options: 50x70cm - 20x28", 100x140cm - 39x55"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) options: 50x70cm - 20x28", 100x140cm - 39x55"
Poster print (canvas paper) variants: 50x70cm - 20x28"
Dibond print (alumnium material) sizes: 50x70cm - 20x28", 100x140cm - 39x55"
Frame: no frame

Choose your preferred material variant

We offer a range of different materials and sizes for every product. We allow you to pick your favorite size and material among the following product individualization options:

  • Aluminium print (aluminium dibond): An Aluminium Dibond print is a material with an impressive depth. A direct Aluminium Dibond Print is your perfect introduction to fine art reproductions manufactured with aluminum. The white & bright parts of the work of art shimmer with a silk gloss, however without any glow.
  • Print on acrylic glass: The print on acrylic glass, which is sometimes denoted as a plexiglass print, will transform the original artwork into wonderful décor. Your artwork is being manufactured with the help of state-of-the-art UV printing technology. Our plexiglass protects your chosen fine art print against light and external influences for many decades.
  • Canvas: A canvas print, which shall not be mistaken with a real painting on a canvas, is a digital image printed from an industrial printer. The canvas produces a charming and enjoyable atmosphere. Canvas prints are relatively low in weight, meaning that it is quite simple to hang up the Canvas print without the support of any wall-mounts. Therefore, canvas prints are suitable for all types of walls.
  • Poster print on canvas material: The poster print is a UV printed flat canvas with a nice finish on the surface, that reminds the actual work of art. Please note, that depending on the absolute size of the poster we add a white margin of something between 2-6 cm round about the painting, which facilitates the framing with your custom frame.

Product summary

Christ on the Cross was by the French painter Léon Bonnat in 1874. The original was made with the size of Height: 227 cm, Width: 159 cm. Oil, Canvas (material) was used by the painter as the technique for the piece of art. The original painting has the following inscription: "Signature - Signed, lower left: "Ln Bonnat"". It is in the the digital collection of Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux-arts de la Ville de Paris, which is located in Paris, France. We are delighted to mention that the public domain work of art is provided with courtesy of Petit Palais Paris.Creditline of the artwork: . On top of that, alignment of the digital reproduction is portrait and has an image ratio of 1 : 1.4, meaning that the length is 29% shorter than the width.

Legal disclaimer: We try whatever we can in order to depict our products with as many details as possible and to showcase them visually on the product detail pages. Nonetheless, the pigments of the print products, as well as the print result can diverge to a certain extent from the representation on your device's screen. Depending on the screen settings and the quality of the surface, colors can unfortunately not be printed 100% realistically. Considering that all fine art prints are printed and processed by hand, there might as well be minor variations in the size and exact position of the motif.

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