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  • Crucifixion with Attendant Saints and Donor (Calvary)

    Artist:
    Wertinger, Hans (?). 1465/70-1533
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    53x82 cm

Wertinger, Hans (?). 1465/70-1533

Crucifixion with Attendant Saints and Donor (Calvary)

Germany, First third of the 16th century

Hans Wertinger was a pupil of Hans Holbein the Elder in Augsburg, who had fostered a whole galaxy of talented painters. The artist depicted the Virgin Mary and St John the Evangelist standing by the Cross. Kneeling in his rich gold-embroidered robes is Philip Wittelsbach (1480-1541), a major figure in the Reformation, son of the Count Palatine Philip, Bishop of Freising and Administrator of Naumburg. Behind the donor we see his patron St Philip with a cross and opposite, the Apostle Peter with his huge keys. The light colouring creates a joyous mood and gives the scene something of a secular character. A clear interest in nature reveals the influence of the artists of the Danube school, creators of a landscape genre in European painting.

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Crucifixion with Attendant Saints and Donor (Calvary)

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oil

Dimensions:

53x82 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in1920; handed over by the State Museum Fund; originally in the A.K. Rudanovsky collection

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-5580

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