The Crucifixion

Angels collect blood in chalices from the wounds of Christ.The Magdalen embraces the foot of the Cross. To the left stand the Virgin and Saint John; to the right, Longinus (in legend, the Roman centurion responsible for carrying out the Crucifixion, and subsequently converted to Christianity) and another soldier. The skull and bone in the foreground indicate that the site is Golgotha.

Key facts

Artist dates
documented 1491; died 1527/8
Full title
The Crucifixion
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on oak
94.7 × 67.3 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by Queen Victoria at the Prince Consort's wish, 1863
Inventory number
Location in Gallery