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The Crucifixion and Scenes from the Life of Saint John the Baptist

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Early 1490s, the Church of SS John and Cordula, Cologne (original commission) [see note 1]. 1887, art market, Paris; 1887, purchased in Paris by Eduard Friedrich Weber (b. 1830 - d. 1907) for the Galerie Weber, Hamburg; February 20-22, 1912, Galerie Weber sale, Lepke, Berlin, lot 62, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 7, 1912) NOTES: [1] See Alfred Stange, "Kritisches Verzeichnis der deutschen Tafelbilder vor Dürer," vol. 1, "Köln, Niederrhein, Westfalen, Hamburg, Lübeck, und Niedersachsen" (Munich: Bruckmann, 1967), p. 102, no. 308 and ibid., "Deutsche Malerei der Gotik" (Nendeln, 1969), vol. 5, p. 104.

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Center panel: 128.0 x 216.0 cm (50 3/8 x 85 in.) Left wing: 127.5 x 100.0 cm (50 1/4 x 39 3/8 in.) Right wing: 127.0 x 100.0 cm (50 X 39 3/8 in.)

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Oil on panel