- Ramón Casas i Carbó Barcelona, Spain, 1866 - 1932
- Technique:Oil on canvas
- Dimensions:127 x 166 cm
- Category: Painting
- Entry date:1895
- Register number:AS11076
Casas did two preparatory studies for this work, in which the industrial chimneys of Barcelona can be seen in the background. The main motif is the crowd, who are depicted from a raised viewpoint, gathered around the scaffold, on which stand the executioner, the condemned man and the priests. Also present are the Cofrades de la Sangre (the Confraternity of the Blood of Christ) in their characteristic pointed hoods. Between the condemned man and the waiting crowd, Casas leaves an empty space, which adds to the drama and tension hanging over the scene’s main group.
Paloma Esteban Leal
Ramon Casas. Retrats al Carbo, donats per l'artista i pertanyents al fons del Museu d'Art Modern. Cataleg. / Ramon Casas ; Presentacio, Cristina Mendoza i Garriga.Casas, Ramón ( 1866-1932)Barcelona : Ajuntament. Publicacions, 1984.
Madrid : Centro Nacional de Exposiciones y Promoción Artística, D.L. 1993.