This painting is part of the group: The Liesborn Altarpiece

This painting is a fragment of the Crucifixion, from the central panel of the Liesborn high altarpiece. This showed Christ crucified with the Virgin and Saints on either side, and angels above against a gold background.

Saint Benedict is shown as an abbot, his sister Scholastica as an abbess. The crook of her crozier is ornamented with the Sacrifice of Isaac, a common parallel to the Crucifixion.

For fuller details of the altarpiece, several parts of which are preserved in the Collection, see 'The Annunciation' by the Master of Liesborn.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
active second half of the 15th century
Full title
Saints John the Evangelist, Scholastica and Benedict: Fragment of the Crucifixion Scene
Group
Date made
probably 1470-80
Medium and support
Oil on canvas, transferred from oak
Dimensions
55.9 x 70.8 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1854
Inventory number
NG260
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: 'Head of Christ Crucified'
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'