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Title Crucifixion with the Virgin, St John and St Mary Magdalen
Collection Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Artist Bergognone, Ambrogio (Italian painter, ca. 1460-1523)
Date Earliest about 1470
Date Latest about 1523
Description Unusually, this work was painted on linen and was possibly intended as part of a banner. It shows Christ crucified with Mary and the Saints. The background shows a rocky landscape and a city with figures of soldiers and men on horseback. The figure of Christ in this painting strongly resembles that of a similar Crucifixion scene attributed to Bergonone in the Lord Lee Collection. The composition and, especially, the figure of Mary Magdalene closely resembles a Crucifixion in the Church at Ceratosa, Pavia. This scene also features the stick-like figures going about their daily business in the town in the background.
Current Accession Number 1960P57
Former Accession Number P.5760
Subject religion (Crucifixion, Virgin, St John, St Mary Magdalene)
Measurements 55.9 x 35.9 cm cm (estimate)
Material tempera on linen
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Sir Leonard Woolley through the National Art-Collections Fund 1960.
Publications Foreign Paintings in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, A Summary Catalogue, 1983, no. 12, ill.
Rights Owner Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Author Dr Patricia Smyth

 

 

 

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