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Crucifixion (Panel from the Pisa Altar) (detail).
Pisa Polyptych (one of eleven panels).
b 83 x 63.5 cm.
c Tempera on wood panel.
On February 19th 1426 Masaccio agreed to paint an altarpiece for a chapel in the church of the Carmine in Pisa for the sum of 80 florins. On December 26th of that year the work must have been already completed since payment for it is recorded on this date. Vasari gave a detailed description of the work which was the basis for art critics for the attempt at reconstruction and for the recovery and identification of the work which was dismantled and dispersed in the 18th century. Only eleven pieces have so far come to light and they are not sufficient to enable a reliable reconstruction of the whole work. The Crucifixion is one of the eleven panels connected with the Pisa Polyptych.
Pisa, Italy; Church of the Carmine.
Style: Italian Early Renaissance.
School: Early Renaissance.
Museo Capodimonte. ID=INC
t Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)
Closeup-detail with St. John.