LEYDEN, Lucas van
(b. 1494, Leiden, d. 1533, Leiden)


Engraving, 283 x 413 mm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

In this large panoramic Crucifixion, the Calvary group is set off to the left on a high hill in the middle distance. The Crucifixion group follows the traditional historiated type, with the mourners to the left of the cross, the centurion Longinus plunging his lance into Christ's side, the Magdalen clutching the foot of the cross, and two thieves to the sides. The other actors in the drama have been scattered down the hillside among the townspeople.