Detail View: The AMICA Library: Christ before Pilate

AMICA ID: 
AIC_.1989.187
AMICA Library Year: 
1998
Object Type: 
Drawings and Watercolors
Creator Name: 
Pontormo, Jacopo
Creator Nationality: 
European; Southern European; Italian
Creator Dates/Places: 
Italian; 1494-1557 Europe,Italy
Creator Name-CRT: 
Jacopo Carrucci, called Pontormo
Title: 
Christ before Pilate
Title Type: 
preferred
View: 
full view
Creation Date: 
1522-1523
Creation Start Date: 
1522
Creation End Date: 
1523
Materials and Techniques: 
Black chalk, with stumping, and traces of red chalk, heightened with traces of white chalk, over stylus underdrawing, on cream laid paper
Creation Place: 
Europe,Italy
Dimensions: 
Height: 274 mm., Width: 283 mm.
AMICA Contributor: 
The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: 
Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 
1989.187
Credit Line: 
The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Anne Searle Meers, The Regenstein Foundation, and Dr. William D. Shorey
Rights: 
Context: 
This is a preliminary design for 'Christ before Pilate,' one of five lunette frescoes in a Passion cycle Pontormo executed between 1523 and 1526 during his stay at the Certosa del Galluzzo, a Carthusian monastery outside Florence. In this drawing, Pontormo experimented with a highly unusual illustration of the scene, which he abandoned in the fresco itself, probably one of the first lunettes he painted in the cycle.
Related Image Identifier Link: 
AIC_.E19134.TIF