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The Crucifixion

Photo credit: The Henry Barber Trust, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

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The Virgin Mary and Saint John the Evangelist mourn at the foot of the cross. Their anguish directs attention to the humanity of Christ and his suffering. Such small scale devotional paintings sought to deepen and inspire faith, encouraging a direct emotional response. The panel was probably originally paired with another, of the 'Virgin and Child'. It has also changed in appearance. The gold background has been renewed and the green underpainting on Christ’s body now dominates.

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Birmingham


Date

late 13th C

Medium

tempera on wood

Measurements

H 50.8 x W 27 cm

Accession number

39.1

Acquisition method

purchased, 1939

Work type

Painting


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The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B15 2TS England

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