Christ on the cross, Jacob de Wit
Jacob de Wit
Christ on the cross
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Jacob de Wit

Christ on the cross

309 x 188 mm
Inventory Number
Object Number
2010 Z
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

Work Data

Basic Information

Christ on the cross
Period Produced
Object Type
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert unten links (mit der Feder in Hellgrau, in Dunkelgrau übergangen): J.d.Wit
Captions Added Later
Verso unten links Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356); links daneben ein weiterer Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, geschwärzt und von einem Klebestreifen verdeckt
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Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain

Work Content

Motifs and References

Persons Shown
Illustrated Passage
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Matthäus 27,31-56
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Markus 15,21-41
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Lukas 23,32-49
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Johannes 19,17-37


  • 73D66 Christ on the cross on Golgotha (alone, without bystanders)
  • 31F11 death's head, skull (symbol of Death)
  • 11R71 skull as symbol of 'Vanitas'

Research and Discussion


Object History
Johann Friedrich Städel (1728–1816), Frankfurt am Main
Nachlass Johann Friedrich Städel, 1816., Inventar 1862.


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  • the date on which it changed hands

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