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
Object Number
8998 D
Acquisition
Ancient holdings (Collections J. F. Städel or J. G. Grambs)
Status
On display, Special Exhibitions

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Christ crucified between the two thieves: '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
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, 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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25.11.2021