Part of Mrs Waterhouse's gift of the New Vestry. Originally bought by her husband Edwin Waterhouse about 1880 in an Old Curiosity shop in the City of London. A letter from the Victoria & Albert Museum of 22.4.1937 shows it "is probably a reproduction of a relief exhibited in the Paris Salon of 1859 by Justin Mathieu (1796-1864). It was there described as 'Crucifiement. Relief en plaitre bronzé no. 3380'"