BYU Museum of Art Acquires Previously Lost Carl Bloch Painting of the Savior

by | May 29, 2015

News from Utah

Carl Bloch's painting "Christ Healing the Sick at Bethesda" will soon be joined by another Bloch piece at the BYU Museum of Art.

The museum has acquired "The Mocking of Christ," a painting Bloch completed in 1880 that was only recently rediscovered.

The piece depicts Christ, eyes on the painting's viewer, while a soldier leans over his shoulder and presses a crown of thorns into his head. It is painted in shades of gray, black and brown on mahogany.

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