European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
The CrucifixionMade in Netherlands (historical name, 15th-16th century), Europe
Attributed to Simon Marmion, Netherlandish (active Amiens, Lille, Tournai, and Valenciennes), first documented 1449, died 1489
Oil on panel
Cat. 318John G. Johnson Collection, 1917
LabelThis 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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