Head of Christ, Illustrating the Legend of St. Veronica, (painting)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 184
"b. Germany. Imperial court painter of Vienna. Took first prize at Vienna Exposition. " The legend is that Christ, bearing his cross on the way to the place of crucifixion, passed the house of veronica, who, pitying his sufferings, gave him a cloth to wipe his brow. When he returned it to her, his sacred lineaments were impressed upon it. This story is recognized by the romish church. There are various versions of the story, substantially the same, however, regarding the miraculous picture on the cloth. " This picture was imported by Archbishop Purcell, shortly before his failure. A publisher paid $500 for the privilege of making a chromo from it." [P. 40.]
Illustrated Catalogue of Works of Art in the Art Building of the Southern Exposition at Louisville, Ky. August 16 - October 25, 1884. Prepared by Charles M. Kurtz, Director of the Art Department. Editor of National Academy Notes and the Art Union Magazine. Published for the Art Committee by John P. Morton and Company.