The Bad Thief to the Left of Christ; former exterior wing of the triptych: Saint John the Baptist (fragment), Master of Flémalle, Robert Campin;  workshop
Master of Flémalle, 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 workshop

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, 2nd upper level, Old Masters, room 5

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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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