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The Crucifixion

After Hans Holbein, the Younger, German, (ca. 1497–November, 1543)

Creation date: 17th century
Creation place: Switzerland

Other Information

Type: Stained Glass Panel
Medium and Support: Painted Glass
Credit Line: Gift of Charles E. Klappert
Accession Number: 1963.121.b
State/Province: Basel-Stadt
Dimensions: 15 3/16 in. x 11 3/8 in. x 1/4 in. (38.58 cm x 28.89 cm x 0.64 cm)

Provenance

Charles Edward Klappert, La Jolla, California ( - December 23, 1963)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (December 23, 1963 - )

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Best known for the portraits that he painted after moving to the court of Henry VIII in England, Hans Holbein the Younger also created a large body of sacred art, both as a painter of altarpieces and as a designer of stained glass windows. The production of painted glass was widespread in Renaissance Germany and Switzerland, and virtually every artist of note created glass designs. The windows were then executed by craftsmen who specialized in the medium. Holbein’s drawings of these compositions, which were used to produce several sets of windows, are today in the Kupferstichkabinett, Basel. The drawings are usually dated to around 1528, and the date of 1519 in one of the windows probably refers not to the moment of the window’s creation, but instead to the death year of a donor whose bequest could have paid for the building of a chapel which the windows would then have adorned.
Last Updated: 8/5/2013

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Painting on Light: Drawings and Stained Glass in the Age of Dürer and Holbein The J. Paul Getty Museum , 7/11/2000 - 1/7/2001

Bibliography

This object has the following bibliographic references:

Barbara Butts and Dr. Lee Hendrix. Painting on Light: The J. Paul Getty Museum. Los Angeles, California, 2000
Page Number: 15

Dr. Lee Hendrix. Painting on Light: The J. Paul Getty Museum. Los Angeles, California, 2000
Page Number: 306, 308-309, Figure Number: 148

Virginia Chieffo Raguin. Studies in the History of Art (Monograph Series I), National Gallery of Art. Washington, District of Columbia, 1989
Page Number: 82, Figure Number: B

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