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The Crucifixion

around 1500/01, Artist: Lucas Cranach d. Ä.

 

 

The Crucifixion

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.

Currently not displayed.

Object data

Object Name

Painting

Culture

German

Dated

around 1500/01

Artist

Lucas Cranach d. Ä. (1472 Kronach - 1553 Weimar) - GND

Material

Limewood

Dimensions

58,5 cm × 45 cm
Framed: 67,1 cm × 53,5 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 6905

Provenance

since 1800 Schottenstift, Vienna; acquired 1934

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