The Preparation of the Cross: Christ Resting, Christ Being Nailed to the Cross, and Erection of the Cross, Strasbourg Master ca. 1510/20
Strasbourg Master ca. 1510/20
The Preparation of the Cross: Christ Resting, Christ Being Nailed to the Cross, and Erection of the Cross
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Strasbourg Master ca. 1510/20

The Preparation of the Cross: Christ Resting, Christ Being Nailed to the Cross, and Erection of the Cross, ca. 1510 – 1520


Dimensions
101.9 x 159.3 x 0.8 cm
Physical Description
Mixed technique on fir
Inventory Number
HM 43
Acquisition
On permanent loan from Historisches Museum Frankfurt am Main since 1922
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters, room 4

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This unusual combination of three Passion scenes in one painting invites the viewer to let his eye roam as he reflects on Christ’s suffering and meditates on the events that brought about salvation. Remarkably, the painting is divided stylistically into two parts: the foreground and middle ground correspond to mid-fifteenth-century representations of the subject in the manner of the Karlsruhe Passion, while the background resembles the Upper Rhenish painting style of around 1510/20. This panel was probably intended to complement – or imitate – existing older works.

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14.05.2024