Plate 9

The Crucifixion, c. 1480


Bequest of Herschel V. Jonesexpand_more  P.68.228

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The improbable image of Christ seated on the cross, awaiting death, provided viewers with a dramatic moment in which to contemplate his quiet acceptance. This type of Christ as the forlorn outcast originated in northern Germany in about 1370. Because it so perfectly encapsulated a consoling and ultimately humble Christ, versions of this pose circulated widely.

The Crucifixion
Artist Life
c. 1445–1503
Accession Number
Colnaghi; Knoedler & Co.
Catalogue Raisonne
NGA 191; B18; Holl. 150 vii/viii LEHRS 150 vii/viii
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Plate 9