PERUGINO, Pietro
(b. 1450, Citta della Pieve, d. 1523, Perugia)

Crucifixion

1503-06
Oil on wood, 400 x 289 cm
Sant'Agostino, Siena

This altarpiece depicting the Crucifixion with the Virgin, seven saints and angels was commissioned in 1502 for the church Sant'Agostino in Siena. It was probably executed between 1503 and 1506, the payment for the artist being documented in 1506. The represented saint are, from the left, St Monica, St Augustine, the Virgin, an unidentified saint (perhaps St Catherine of Alexandria), St Magdalen, St John the Evangelist, St Jerome, and St John the Baptist.




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