This Crucifixion from Vienna’s Abbey of the Scots is considered to be Cranach’s earliest work. In the cruelly realistic treatment of the theme and in the open style of painting with its wild brushstrokes, Cranach’s depiction is fundamentally different from late-Gothic paintings executed in the same period. He was particularly influenced here by Dürer’s series of woodcuts on the apocalypse.
58,5 cm × 45 cm
Framed: 67,1 cm × 53,5 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie
since 1800 Schottenstift, Vienna; acquired 1934
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