Die Entkleidung Christi
El Greco (Doménikos Theotokópoulos) (und Werkstatt) (1541-1614)

Die Entkleidung Christi,

Zwischen 1580 und 1595
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
165 x 98,8 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal V
Department
Spanische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
8573
Acquisition
1909 aus dem Pariser Kunsthandel durch Ankauf erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
El Greco (Doménikos Theotokópoulos)(und Werkstatt), Die Entkleidung Christi, Zwischen 1580 und 1595, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/Qr4D0bj4pE (Last updated on 07.07.2022)
According to the apocryphal Gospel of Nicodemus, Christ was disrobed before the crucifixion. El Greco depicted this rare subject in a famous altarpiece for the sacristy in Toledo Cathedral. The composition of the Munich version is largely the same, albeit in a smaller format. However, some details, the colouration and the proportions of the figures are different. It is considered an authentic replica that was also worked on by the artist’s workshop. The painting’s acquisition in 1909 by the museum’s director, Hugo von Tschudi, reflects the enthusiasm for El Greco in the early Modernist period.

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