The Crucifixion

Attributed to Simon Marmion, Netherlandish (active Amiens, Lille, Tournai, and Valenciennes), first documented 1449, died 1489

Made in Netherlands (historical name, 15th-16th century), Europe


Oil on panel

35 3/4 x 37 1/2 inches (90.8 x 95.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 206, European Art 1100-1500, second floor

Accession Number:
Cat. 318

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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This Crucifixion scene is an example of the influence of Rogier van der Weyden (1399/1400–1464). Marmion learned from Rogier to express the heightened dramatic moment through simplified, clearly defined spatial relationships within a relatively shallow pictorial space.

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