Christ Bearing His Cross
Sadao Watanabe (Japanese, 1913 – 1996)
DimensionsSheet : 26 x 22 3/4 in. (66.04 x 57.78 cm)
Credit LineGift of Bryon Mook in Memory of Sakiko Kanamori '63
LabelJohn 19:16-17. So they took Jesus; and carrying the cross by himself, he went out to what is called The Place of the Skull, which in Hebrew is called Golgotha.
LabelThis print was donated in memory of a Hope alumna, Sakiko Kanamori, from the class of 1963. Born in Japan, Kanamori came to Hope College in 1959 to study social science, but soon switched to music. After graduating from Hope, Kanamori went on to study opera at the Julliard School of Music. After tying for first place in the Metropolitan Opera national auditions, Kanamori was offered a contract by the Stadtische Buhnen Essen in Germany. Between 1969 and 1981 she appeared in more than 400 opera performances in Europe.