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Crucifixion of Christ

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    Do you have any analytical data on the metal used in this drawing, please?

  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

    Hello Tom, in our webshop we have a Boijmans Study about this drawing, you can order it via this link: Greetings, Sarie.


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This exceptional drawing has been the subject of lively discussion among art historians since its discovery in 2012. Is it by Jan van Eyck, or is it a copy after a lost painting by him or his brother Hubert? The composition and types of figures display similarities to a painted ‘Crucifixion’ of around 1430-1435 in New York, which is attributed to Jan van Eyck. For the moment it is being assumed that the Rotterdam drawing was made a little later, say 1440-1450, by someone close to him.

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Title Crucifixion of Christ
Material and technique Goldpoint, silverpoint, pen and black ink on prepared paper
Object type
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 254 mm
Width 187 mm
Artists Toegeschreven aan en/of atelier: Jan van Eyck
Maker: Anoniem
Accession number MB 2014/T 1 (PK)
Credits Aankoop met steun van / Purchase with the support of: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Vereniging Rembrandt (met dank aan het Dura Kunstfonds), Mondriaan Fonds, VSB Fonds 2014
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 2014
Age artist Between 45 and 51 years old
Exhibitions De weg naar Van Eyck / The Road to Van Eyck (2012)
External exhibitions Bosch to Bloemaert. Early Netherlandish Drawings from the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (2014)
Bosch to Bloemaert. Early Netherlandish Drawings (2017)
Van Eyck. Een optische revolutie (2020)
Prepare > Prepared > Shaping techniques > General technique > Technique > Material and technique
Prepare > Prepared > Shaping techniques > General technique > Technique > Material and technique

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Jan van Eyck

Maaseik circa 1390/1399 - Brugge 1441

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