Passion of Jesus Paintings

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Public domain paintings of the Passion of Jesus Christ.

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Single Leaf from a "Biblia Pauperum": Christ Crowned with Thorns and Christ Carrying the Cross (1410) - Public Domain Bible Painting

Details:Also known as the "Poor Men's Bible," the Biblia Pauperum was a simple picture book used to explain biblical prophecies and symbolism. These volumes served as an aid for preachers to demonstrate the unity of the Bible. The iconography of these popular books juxtaposed two Old Testament scenes with...

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Christ Carrying the Cross, The Crucifixion, The Descent from the Cross, and the Entombment (1325-1350) Unknown Author - Public Domain Catholic Painting

Details:On this leaf, lively figures tell the story of Christ’s Crucifixion and of his appearances after the Resurrection. They are part of an extensive picture cycle from an early 14th-century book disassembled almost 200 years ago, its illustrated pages now scattered in libraries and private collections. The text...

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Crucifix with Three Angels and the Symbols of the Evangelists (1470–1480) by Firabet of Rapperswil - Public Domain Catholic Painting

Details:Early devotional woodcuts are exceedingly rare today because, ironically, they were such a common part of fifteenth-century life. Available by the thousands from peddlers or monastics and at shrines and fairs, these images were carried around, tacked up for use as home altars, sewn into clothing, and prayed to...

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Saint Augustine and Two Angels Adoring the Crucifix (1685–1695) by Giuseppe Passeri - Public Domain Catholic Painting

Details:One of the most sought-after painters in late 17th-century Rome, Passeri was also a prolific draftsman. The tenderly depicted venerating saint may be identified as Augustine, Bishop of Hippo (340–430), whose miter and crosier are held by two angels, while his numerous writings are represented by the open...

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Crucifixion with the Virgin, Saint John the Evangelist and a Clerical Donor (1350–1360) by Lippo Vanni - Public Domain Catholic Painting

Please Subscribe or Donate to Help Keep This Site Free! The crucifixion of Jesus occurred in 1st-century Judea, most likely in either AD 30 or AD 33. Jesus' crucifixion is described in the four canonical gospels, referred to in the New Testament epistles, attested to by other ancient sources, and...

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