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The Crucifixion, with a Donor

Bartel Bruyn the Elder, German (active Cologne), 1493 - 1555

Made in Cologne, Germany, Europe

c. 1515-1520

Oil on panel

17 x 11 inches (43.2 x 27.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 218, European Art 1100-1500, second floor

Accession Number:
Cat. 750

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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The kneeling donor in this painting wears the white habit of a Carthusian monk. He probably belonged to the charterhouse (Carthusian monastery) in Cologne, Germany, where Bartel Bruyn worked, and likely commissioned this small-scale crucifixion scene to facilitate prayer and meditation in his monastic cell.

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