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Ecce Homo

Mihály Munkácsy‘s Ecce Homo (Behold the Man) was on display at The Exchange on Saturday 4 October 1902 with tickets to view selling at sixpence.

The painting depicted the public condemnation of Christ and included 70 figures covering 300 feet of canvas. It was reported in the advertisement in the Haslingden Gazette that when exhibited in Budapest it had attracted 315,000 visitors. Mr R Howarth, art dealer of Preston New Road who was exhibiting the painting must have been hoping for a tidy profit.