Found origin for a "despairing Christ" from an earlier post
In June, I posted about an interesting auction in Sweden of the Lucinis Collection, with many old paintings for a reasonable price. There was one work in particular I commented on, "a work of considerable quality and originality, perhaps based on an
unknown work by Mostaert or someone from the Francken family." It was estimated at 1,100 Euro and sold for 2,800 Euro.
Looking back at it now, I still thnk this was cheap for this unusual work. However, while researching another Ecce Homo, I cam across a painting I must have known but didn't link with the Lucinis work.
It's an Ecce Homo or "Christ as the Man of Sorrows" by Albrecht Dürer from 1483, now in the Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe. The composition, while not identical, is way too close to be an accidental likeness.