The Bad Thief to the Left of Christ; former exterior wing of the triptych: Saint John the Baptist (fragment), Master of Flémalle, Robert Campin  Werkstatt
Master of Flémalle and Robert Campin
The Bad Thief to the Left of Christ; former exterior wing of the triptych: Saint John the Baptist (fragment)
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"Meister von Flémalle": Kreuzabnahme-Triptychon, um 1430, Mischtechnik auf Holz, vermutlich ehemals Brügge (zerstört)

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Meister der Brügger Ursula-Legende (Umkreis): Triptychon mit der Kreuzabnahme Christi, letztes Drittel 15. Jh., Mischtechnik auf Eichenholz, 59,9 x 26,5 cm (linker Flügel), 59,0 x 60,2 cm (Mitteltafel), 59,6 x 26,3 cm (rechter Flügel), Inv.-Nr. WAG 1178, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Master of Flémalle
Robert Campin Werkstatt

The Bad Thief to the Left of Christ; former exterior wing of the triptych: Saint John the Baptist (fragment), ca. 1430


Dimensions
134.2 x 92.5 x min. 1.1 cm
maximum depth
1.1 cm
Physical Description
Mixed technique on oak
Inventory Number
886
Acquisition
Acquired in 1840
Status
On display

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About the Work

This imposing, cruelly exact image depicts the corpse of one of the two criminals crucified with Jesus. Executed in the workshop of Robert Campin in Tournai around 1430 – at about the same time as the Van Eyck brothers’ Ghent Altarpiece – it is all that remains of one of the most important retables of fifteenth-century Netherlands. The central section of the triptych, of which many copies survive, showed the Deposition. The Städel panel formed the upper half of the inside of the right-hand wing; the outer side showed John the Baptist as a simulated sculpture.

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Title
The Bad Thief to the Left of Christ; former exterior wing of the triptych: Saint John the Baptist (fragment)
Painter
Parts
John the Baptist
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Mixed technique on oak
Material
Technique

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Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1840

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Main Motif
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Illustrated Passage
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Matthäus 27,38
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Markus 15,27
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Lukas 23,33
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Johannes 19,18
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Johannes 19,31-32

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  • 73D662 one or both of the malefactors on their crosses
  • 46A12 nobility and patriciate; chivalry, knighthood
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