Christ on the Cross between the Virgin and St John by Hans von Kulmbach

Christ on the Cross with the Virgin and St John and a vine forming an ornamental border at the upper edge.

Details

Medium:
Woodcut
Dimensions:
29 x 19 cm
Acquired in:
1918
Presented by:
E Druce through The Art Fund

This woodcut was formerly attributed to Albrecht Durer. Kulmbach received the lion’s share of commissions for highly visible works of art in the major churches of Nuremberg when Durer concentrated increasingly on the graphic arts and accepted only select commissions from the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I and a small group of eminent patrons.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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