Klage unter dem Kreuz

Klage unter dem Kreuz

Dating
1503
More about this artwork
The Lamentation beneath the Cross is one of the earliest paintings from Lucas Cranach the Elder. It was probably executed during travels through an as yet unidentified region after his Vienna period and shortly before the artist was named Court Painter by Frederick the Wise. In contrast to more traditional depictions, Cranach has placed the crosses at a slanted angle in the picture plane, somewhat like a didactic piece on perspective. In so doing, Mary becomes the focal point of the painting - exemplary for the faithful who are called upon to behold Christ's suffering.
Displayed
AP OG Saal II
Inventory Number
1416
Birth year of the artist
1472
Year the artist deceased
1553
Dimensions of the object
138 x 99,3 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Tannenholz (Abies sp.)
Genre
Malerei
Department
Altdeutsche Malerei
Origin
1804 als Säkularisationsgut aus einem aufgehobenen süddeutschen Kloster
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Lucas Cranach d. Ä., Klage unter dem Kreuz, 1503, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/Qlx2dgbGXq (Last updated on 04.09.2020)

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