Tripytych with the Lamentation, Joos van Cleve
Joos van Cleve
Tripytych with the Lamentation
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Joos van Cleve

Tripytych with the Lamentation, 1524


Gesamtmaß offen 45°
121.1 x 163.6 cm
Gesamtmaß geschlossen
121.1 x 92.8 x 10.4 cm
Mitteltafel
113.5 x 84.2 x 0.4 cm
Linker Flügel
113.5 x 38.4 x 0.8 cm
Rechter Flügel
113.6 x 38.5 x 0.8 cm
Physical Description
Mixed technique on oak
Inventory Number
803
Acquisition
Acquired in 1830
Status
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In 1524 the Cologne merchant Gobel Schmitgen donated this altarpiece showing the Lamentation of Christ. It was intended for the north side altar of his parish church, St Maria Lyskirchen. The donor, shown at the left edge of the central panel, procured the services of Joos van Cleve, a leading Antwerp painter of his day, who executed many comparable commissions for export. Very effectively, the body of Christ is presented to the viewer just as the sacred host would be offered during a Mass celebrated at the altar adorned by this scene.

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07.06.2024