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  • Martin Johann Schmidt
    born: Grafenwörth, Archduchy of Austria (present-day Krems an der Donau, Austria) ; died: Stein, Archduchy of Austria (present-day Austria)
  • Crucifixion, 1795
  • Where object was made: Austria
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 84.5 x 52.7 cm
    Canvas/Support: 33 1/4 x 20 11/16 in
  • Museum purchase
  • On view: Kress Gallery, 407, W5
  • 1950.0001
Label Text

Crucifixion scene. Full-length figure crucified on Tao cross top (Jesus Christ) in top center. There is a figure crucified on a cross on either side. Center left a man on horseback, pierces Christ with a spear. Center, a female kneels at the base of the cross with upraised arms next to another woman, man, and a skull. Figures, some soldiers, kneel on the ground in the bottom lower quadrant. Two full-length figures (soldiers) stand in armor lower left in the foreground.