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) Frame: 120 × 101 × 15 in. (304.8 × 256.54 × 38.1 cm)
Gift of The Ahmanson Foundation (M.91.242)
Not currently on public view

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

  • Guggenheim, Barbara. Art World: the New Rules of the Game. Beverly Hills: Marmont Lane Books, 2016.
  • Lehmbeck, Leah, editor. Gifts of European Art from The Ahmanson Foundation. Vol. 1, Italian Painting and Sculpture. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2019.
  • Guggenheim, Barbara. Art World: the New Rules of the Game. Beverly Hills: Marmont Lane Books, 2016.
  • Lehmbeck, Leah, editor. Gifts of European Art from The Ahmanson Foundation. Vol. 1, Italian Painting and Sculpture. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2019.
  • Caroselli, Susan L. Italian Panel Painting of the Early Renaissance. Los Angeles: Museum Associates, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1994.

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