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Crucifixion of Christ

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  • Tom Caley asked

    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: https://webshop.boijmans.nl/EN/webshop/boijmans-studies/0/1/99842. 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 (2017)
Van Eyck. Een optische revolutie (2020)
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Jan van Eyck

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