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The Crucifixion

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One of the leading artists in sixteenth-century Antwerp, Joos combined such stylized and decorative elements as the arabesque flutter of Christ's loincloth with naturalistic details, including the greenish pallor of Christ's flesh. The weighty fall of the Virgin's cloak emphasizes her restrained...

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Gottfried Christoph Beireis (b. 1730 - d. 1809), Helmstedt, Germany. 1881, private collection, Düsseldorf; 1881, sold from this private collection, through Oscar Eisenmann, Cassel, to Eduard Friedrich Weber (b. 1830 - d. 1907) for the Galerie Weber, Hamburg; Feburary 20-22, 1912, Galerie Weber sale, Lepke, Berlin, lot 84, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 7, 1912)

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The Picture Fund

about 1525


80.4 x 63.2 cm (31 5/8 x 24 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on panel