Christ on the Way to Golgotha

Roberti, Ercole de' (1455-1496) | Painter


During the 15th century, smaller panels came to be placed below large altarpieces to form a base (predella). These panels were mostly painted with narrative motifs, while the altarpieces depicted individual saints. This Ferrarese artist created the predellas for the main altar of San Giovanni in Monte in Bologna. One shows Christ praying on the Mount of Olives on the left-hand side and his arrest by soldiers led by Judas on the right. The other represents Christ on the way to his crucifixion.

Material & Technique
Oil on poplar panel
Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister
c. 1482/86
Inventory number
Gal.-Nr. 45