Christ on the Cross with Saints Vincent Ferrer, John the Baptist, Mark and Antoninus

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Christ on the Cross with Saints Vincent Ferrer, John the Baptist, Mark and Antoninus

Italy, circa 1491/1495
Paintings
Tempera and oil (?) on panel
72 3/4 x 79 3/4 in. (184.79 x 202.57 cm); framed: 120.0787 x 114.17 x 18.90 in. (305 x 290 x 48 cm); sight: 79 1/4 in. (201.295 cm)
Gift of The Ahmanson Foundation (M.91.242)
Currently on public view:
Ahmanson Building, floor 3 MAP IT
Ahmanson Building, floor 3

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Curator Notes

This large, vividly painted altarpiece was painted during the High Renaissance, in the late 15th century. Originally, the panel functioned as an altarpiece....
This large, vividly painted altarpiece was painted during the High Renaissance, in the late 15th century. Originally, the panel functioned as an altarpiece. It was commissioned by the wealthy silk weavers’ guild for their altar in the Dominican church of San Marco in Florence.

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Bibliography

  • Caroselli, Susan L.  Italian Panel Painting of the Early Renaissance.  Los Angeles:  Museum Associates, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1994.