HEEMSKERCK, Maerten van
(b. 1498, Heemskerck, d. 1574, Haarlem)

Crucifixion (Triptych)

Oil on wood, 101 x 58 cm (central panel), 101 x 28 cm (wings)
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

The triptych is a modified version of the altarpiece which was executed by the artist in 1540 for the St Lawrence church at Alkmaar (presently in Cathedral in Linköping, Sweden). The painting was strongly modified in the 17-18th centuries.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 11 minutes):
Georges de la Hele: Missa "Nigra sum"