(b. ca. 1454, Perugia, d. 1513, Siena)

The Crucifixion with Sts Jerome and Christopher

c. 1471
Oil on wood, 59 x 40 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome

This valuable small panel was painted by the young Pinturicchio and reflects his experience as a miniaturist. This master, like Perugino, was to have a great influence on Raphael. Formerly the painting was attributed to Raphael, Carlo Crivelli, and Perugino. Since the begining of the 20th century it is universally accepted as the work of Pinturicchio.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 3 minutes):
Guillaume Dufay: Hymn for Easter