Ask anything

No questions have yet been asked about this object.

loading..

Thank you. Your question has been submitted.

Unfortunately something has gone wrong while sending your question. Please try again.

Back

A Giant of a Gift
A Bird's Eye View of Hieronymus Bosch
Restauratie: De heilige Christophorus van Jheronimus Bosch
Detail
Detail
Detail
Funnel-neck beaker
Spit
Jug
Download

Request high-res image

Saint Christopher Carrying the Christ Child

Jheronimus Bosch (in c. 1500)

In an extensive landscape dotted with extraordinary scenes, the heathen giant Reprobus carries a child across a river. During the crossing the child becomes unbearably heavy. It is Jesus, who bears the weight of the sins of the world. He baptises the giant Christopher (Christ carrier) who becomes the patron saint of travellers.


Specifications

Title Saint Christopher Carrying the Christ Child
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type Painting
Location This object is on view in room 32
Dimensions (general) Width : 71,5 cm
Height : 113 cm
Makers Painter: Jheronimus Bosch
Accession number St 26
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1940
Age maker Unknown
Exhibitions Van Eyck tot Bruegel (1994)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions Jheronimus Bosch – Visioenen van een genie (2016)
Collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen – Bruegel’s ‘The Tower of Babel’ and Great 16th Century Masters (2017)
Research Alma
Material Panel > Worked wood > Wood > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique
Object Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Geographical origin Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

All about the maker