Christ on the Cross, and Other Scenes

This altarpiece shows scenes from the life of Christ.

At the left at the top: 'Agony in the Garden'; At the left at the bottom: the 'Way to Calvary'.

In the centre: 'Christ on the Cross with the Virgin and two Holy Women, Saints John and Francis'.

At the right at the top: 'The Resurrection'; at the right at the bottom, 'Mourning over the Dead Christ'.

The central pediment has a relief of 'yhs' (a monogram for Christ) within a sun, under a crown.

The altarpiece was probably painted for the Franciscan convent of S. Chiara, Aquila.

Key facts

Artist dates
active about 1456; died 1502
Full title
Christ on the Cross, and Other Scenes
Date made
Medium and support
Tempera and oil on wood
92.1 x 57.8 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated and inscribed
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1881
Inventory number
Location in Gallery