Crucifixion Altarpiece, so-called St. Peter’s Church Altarpiece, Master of the Middle Rhine ca. 1420
Master of the Middle Rhine ca. 1420
Crucifixion Altarpiece, so-called St. Peter’s Church Altarpiece
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Master of the Middle Rhine ca. 1420

Crucifixion Altarpiece, so-called St. Peter’s Church Altarpiece, ca. 1420


Kreuzigung Christi
186.4 x 168.6 x 1.4 cm
Gebet am Ölberg und Gefangennahme Christi
91.2 x 73.9 x 0.8 cm
Christus vor Pilatus und Kreuztragung
91.3 x 73.8 x 0.95 cm
Kreuzabnahme und Grablegung Christi
89.8 x 73.8 x 2.3 cm
Heimsuchung
189.6 x 74.1 x 0.9 cm
Physical Description
Mixed technique on fir
Inventory Number
HM 1-5
Acquisition
On permanent loan from Historisches Museum Frankfurt am Main since 1922
Status
On display

Audio

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    Basic information
  • 01:15
    Focus on Frankfurt

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Crucifixion Altarpiece, so-called St. Peter’s Church Altarpiece
Painter
Central panel
The Crucifixion
Panel interior
Agony in the Garden and Arrest of Christ
Christ before Pilate, Carrying of the Cross
Deposition and Entombment of Christ
Panel exterior
The Visitation (exterior wing of the altarpiece allegedly from Saint Peter's, Frankfurt)
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Mixed technique on fir
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
On permanent loan from Historisches Museum Frankfurt am Main since 1922

Work Content

Iconclass

Primary
  • 73D6 the crucifixion of Christ: Christ's death on the cross; Golgotha (Matthew 27:45-58; Mark 15:33-45; Luke 23:44-52; John 19:25-38)
  • 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
  • 73D67141 angel(s) catching Christ's blood in cup(s)
  • 11HH(VERONICA) Veronica; possible attributes: 'Sudarium' (veil with the image of Christ)
  • 11D3121 'Vera Icon', held up by Veronica
  • 73D312 Christ's prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane during the night
  • 73D31211 agony of Christ; three (or eleven) apostles sleeping
  • 11H(JAMES THE GREAT) the apostle James the Great; possible attributes: book, pilgrim's cloak, hat, shell, staff, and wallet, scroll, sword
  • 11H(JOHN) the apostle John the Evangelist; possible attributes: book, cauldron, chalice with snake, eagle, palm, scroll
  • 11H(PETER) the apostle Peter, first bishop of Rome; possible attributes: book, cock, (upturned) cross, (triple) crozier, fish, key, scroll, ship, tiara
  • 11C God the Father
  • 11G1925 angel(s) with chalice
  • 73D313 the kiss of Judas: accompanied by soldiers with torches and lanterns, he kisses Christ
  • 73D314 the arrest of Christ ~ Garden of Gethsemane
  • 73D323 Christ before Pontius Pilate (Matthew 27:11-26; Mark 15:2-15; Luke 23:2-7, 23:13-25; John 18:28 - 19:16)
  • 73D41 carrying of the cross: Christ bearing the cross, alone or with the help of others (e.g. Simon the Cyrenian)
  • 73D71 descent from the cross: Christ is taken down from the cross, usually by Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathaea who are standing on the ladders (both arms of Christ detached)
  • 73D76 Christ's entombment (possibly by angels)
  • 73D72121 Christ's body supported by Mary, others present
  • 73A622 Mary and Elisabeth, both pregnant, embracing
  • 73A65 Mary's stay in the house of Elisabeth ~ Visitation
  • 22C311 nimbus, halo ~ radiance emanating from persons or things
Secondary
  • 48C10 'Architectura', symbolic representations, allegories and emblems ~ architecture; 'Architettura' (Ripa)

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