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The Crucifixion

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About 1914/1921, Julius Böhler, Munich; about 1914/1921, sold by Böhler to Osvald Sirén, Stockholm [see note 1]; 1923, sold by Sirén to the MFA for $3750. (Accession Date: April 5, 1923) NOTES: [1] In a letter to James Plaut of the MFA (October 12, 1936), Sirén wrote that "it was acquired some time during the war at Julius Böhler's in Munich. They did not give any further information as to its earlier owners." This may be the panel described as "Crucifixion with some figures and angels on gold ground, Italian, about 1400" that Böhler purchased from Paul Cassirer, Berlin and sold to Sirén in 1921 (correspondence from Julius Böhler to the MFA, May 9, 2006; in curatorial file). In addition, a Julius Böhler stock card (no. 19,778, on file at the Getty Provenance Index) shows that a Crucifixion in the style of Daddi was acquired from Paul Cassirer on November 4, 1919, and was sold in 1920. Whether this is the same painting is not known.

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Helen Collamore Fund

before 1328


40.3 x 32.1 cm (15 7/8 x 12 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Tempera on panel