Crucified Christ

Crucified Christ

c. 1525-1530

Lindenwood

Part 1: 105.9 x 108 cm (41 11/16 x 42 1/2 in.); Part 2: 215.6 x 121.9 cm (84 7/8 x 48 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1938.293

Description

This sculpture is possibly the best of several crucifixes by this famous sculptor from the Bavarian town of Landshut on the Upper Danube. The pathos and graphic realism with which the artist has modeled the body of Christ ranks this sculpture as one of the artist’s finest works. Leinberger was, along with Matthäus Krennis, an outstanding exponent of the late Gothic style pervasive throughout the Upper Danube area of southeastern Germany during the first decades of the 1500s. This sculpture was probably suspended over the main altar of a church whose origins have not been identified.

See also
Collection: 
MED - Gothic
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Lindenwood

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