Christ crucified between the two thieves: 'The three crosses', Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
Christ crucified between the two thieves: 'The three crosses'
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Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

Christ crucified between the two thieves: 'The three crosses', 1653


Blatt
max. 370 x 429 mm
minimum height
341 mm
Physical Description
Drypoint and burin, on parchment
Inventory Number
8998 D
Acquisition
Ancient holdings (Collections J. F. Städel or J. G. Grambs)
Status
Can be presented in the study hall of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Christ crucified between the two thieves: 'The three crosses'
Title Translation
The Three Crosses
Artist
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Drypoint and burin, on parchment
Material
Technique
Work Catalogues
  • Bartsch 78, I/III
  • White/Boon (Hollstein) 78, I/V
  • Hinterding/Rutgers (New Hollstein) 274, I/V
  • Nowell-Usticke 78, I/V

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum, Foto: U. Edelmann
Acquisition
Ancient holdings (Collections J. F. Städel or J. G. Grambs)

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions
Illustrated Passage
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Matthäus 27,33-56
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Markus 15,22-41
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Lukas 23,33-49
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Johannes 19,18-30

Iconclass

Primary
  • 73D61 comprehensive representations of the events on Golgotha during Christ's hanging on the cross, no particular event emphasized
  • 73D625 bystanders at the foot of the cross, among whom Mary, Mary Magdalene and John the Evangelist; Mary may be shown swooning
  • 45B the soldier; the soldier's life
Secondary

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31.01.2019