Peeter Sion – Christ Crowned with Thorns –
Peeter Sion or Peter Sion (c. 1620 – 21 August 1695) was a Flemish painter of landscapes, history paintings and genre scenes. His work was mainly produced for the export market and dealt with biblical stories.
Peeter Sion was a painter of religious and mythological subjects, genre scenes and vanitas still lifes. His work is mainly located in Spain, evidence of the fact that he mainly worked for the export market. Many of the works are held in private collections in Spain although some of them are also found in the cathedrals of Valladolid and Málaga.
His style is close to the late Mannerism of Frans Francken the Younger and A. W. Forchondt. Many of his works have a narrative character and recount stories of the Old and the New Testament. As is also common in the work of Francken, his compositions often include different sequences of the principal story in a single canvas. His work is characterized primarily by the quality of the drawing, as well as the large space occupied by the figures in the composition. Another feature of his style is the preference for white modeling, around which the shadows are traced.