Crucifixion triptych (formerly known as the Estouteville
Triptych) (central panel)
Germany (West) late 14th century (1375 - 1399)
Height: 83.1 cm; Width: 56.3 cm;
Lee of Fareham, Arthur Hamilton (1st Viscount); bequest; 1947
About this work
This is one of the few surviving fourteenth-century triptychs from Northern Europe. The main panel shows the Crucifixion, above scenes of Christ washing the Apostles’ feet, the Agony in the Garden and the Resurrection. The wings show further biblical stories, and the Death of the Virgin. The small scale of the individual scenes recalls manuscript illumination. The presence of three Franciscan saints, including Francis himself (shown preaching to the birds) suggests a connection with this monastic order.
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