About this artwork

On entering the Temple in Jerusalem and finding it being used as a market place, Christ took up a whip and furiously drove out the traders and money-changers. Here Christ appears in the centre background, while the entire foreground of the painting is occupied by the traders and their wares Jacopo Bassano ran a very productive family workshop in his home town of Bassano del Grappa on the Venetian mainland, and it is often difficult, as here, to distinguish the hands of the various members of the studio. Several versions of this composition are known, the best of which, largely by Jacopo himself, is in the National Gallery, London.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    Christ Driving the Money-changers from the Temple
  • date created:
    About 1560 - 1590
  • workshop of:
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    168.00 x 230.50 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased by the RI 1826; transferred 1859
  • accession number:
    NG 4
  • gallery:
  • artwork photographed by:
    Antonia Reeve
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