MEMLING, Hans
(b. ca. 1440, Seligenstadt, d. 1494, Bruges)

Crucifixion

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Oil on oak, 56 x 63 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

The painting is the central panel of a triptych, the left panel being the Carrying the Cross, the right panel the Resurrection, all in the Budapest Museum. The triptych is related to Memling's large altarpiece executed for the Cathedral of Lübeck representing the same scenes of Christ' Passion.

It is assumed that an early sixteenth-century Bruges master combined elements of a lost Memling triptych with Memling's Lübeck altarpiece to produce this triptych.




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