This painting is part of the group: The Liesborn Altarpiece

A fragment from the central panel of the Liesborn high altarpiece, which showed the Crucifixion. The figure of Christ was once surrounded by angels, some of whom collected his blood in chalices. Part of one wing is visible lower left, and fragments of the angels' figures survive in Münster. The figure of Christ was accompanied by the Virgin and saints, fragments of which survive in the National Gallery Collection.

For fuller details of the altarpiece see 'The Annunciation' by the same artist.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
active second half of the 15th century
Full title
Head of Christ Crucified: Fragment of the Crucifixion Scene
Group
Date made
probably 1470-80
Medium and support
Oil on oak
Dimensions
32.7 x 29.8 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1854
Inventory number
NG259
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: The Liesborn Altarpiece

Painting
Master of Liesborn
probably 1470-80
Master of Liesborn: 'The Annunciation'
Painting
Master of Liesborn
probably 1470-80
Master of Liesborn: 'The Presentation in the Temple'
Painting
Master of Liesborn
probably 1470-80
Master of Liesborn: 'The Adoration of the Kings'
Painting
Master of Liesborn
probably 1470-80
Master of Liesborn: 'Saints John the Evangelist, Scholastica and Benedict'
Painting
Master of Liesborn
probably 1470-80
Master of Liesborn: 'Saints Cosmas and Damian and the Virgin'
Painting
Master of Cappenberg (Jan Baegert?)
about 1520
Master of Cappenberg (Jan Baegert?): 'The Coronation of the Virgin'
Painting
Master of Cappenberg (Jan Baegert?)
about 1520
Master of Cappenberg (Jan Baegert?): 'Christ before Pilate'