The Crucifixion, c. 1505-1516


Bequest of Herschel V. Jonesexpand_more  P.68.110

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Pilgrimages to the Holy Land were popular activities in the North. The many pilgrim accounts described Calvary as a rocky, inhospitable place. Albrecht Altdorfer chose to heighten the immediacy of the Crucifixion, however, by placing it in a fictional German landscape. In time he would create the first pure landscape prints in art, but here he fuses his humanistic delight in nature with subdued religiosity.

The Crucifixion
Artist Life
c. 1480-1538
Accession Number
Frederick Keppel, 1926
Catalogue Raisonne
B.8, Holl.9 Winzinger 134 a or b/c
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