Madonna and Child with the Crucifixion, Italian Master 15th century
Italian Master 15th century
Madonna and Child with the Crucifixion
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Italian Master 15th century

Madonna and Child with the Crucifixion, 1401 – 1500

87.8 x 45.5 x min. 2.2 cm
maximum depth
4.2 cm
Physical Description
wood (poplar)
Inventory Number
SG 522
Acquired in 1934 by bequest from Hugo Kessler
Not on display

Work Data

Basic Information

Madonna and Child with the Crucifixion
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
wood (poplar)

Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquired in 1934 by bequest from Hugo Kessler

Work Content

Motifs and References

Main Motif
Persons Shown
Illustrated Passage
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Matthäus 27,35-56
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Markus 15,24-41
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Lukas 23,33-49
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Johannes 19,18-30


  • 11F611 'Sacra Conversazione'
  • 11F4222 Mary sitting or enthroned, the Christ-child sitting on her knee (Christ-child to Mary's left)
  • 11HH female saints
  • 11H saints
  • 22C311 nimbus, halo ~ radiance emanating from persons or things
  • 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)
  • 73D642 crucified Christ with Mary Magdalene, who usually weeps and embraces the cross
  • 11Q21 one person praying
  • 31A2522 hands folded

Research and Discussion


Object History
Hugo Kessler (1856-1929), Frankfurt
Nachlass Hugo Kessler, 1929
als Vermächtnis "Kessler-Kolligs" an das Städelsche Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt, 1934.


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