L'entree du Christ a Bruxelles (The Entry of Christ into Brussels)

Image credit: National Galleries of Scotland

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This etching is based on Ensor’s vast 1888 painting of the same subject. It shows the annual carnival in Brussels where a tiny figure of Christ on a donkey is swamped by a bulging mass of protestors with banners, carnival masks, and wearing contemporary dress. It is a modern reworking of the story of Christ’s entry into Jerusalem.

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L'entree du Christ a Bruxelles (The Entry of Christ into Brussels)




etching on paper


H 24.8 x W 35.6 cm

Accession number

GMA 2285

Acquisition method

purchased, 1981

Work type



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