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image of The Crucifixion with the Converted Centurion Lucas Cranach the Elder (artist)
German, 1472 - 1553
The Crucifixion with the Converted Centurion, 1536
oil on panel
overall: 50.8 x 34.6 cm (20 x 13 5/8 in.) framed: 67.6 x 51.7 x 5.3 cm (26 5/8 x 20 3/8 x 2 1/16 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
1961.9.69
On View
From the Tour: German Painting and Sculpture in the Late 1400s and 1500s
Object 4 of 12

Provenance

Dr. Demiani, Leipzig, by 1899;[1] (sale, Rudolph Lepke, Berlin, 11 November 1913, no. 40). Mrs. Jenö Hubay, née Countess Cebrian Rosa; sold after her husband's death in 1937 to Mathias Salamon; acquired 1947 by Aladar Feigel, Budapest; George Biro; sold 1952 to (Dominion Gallery, Montreal); sold 1952 to (M. Knoedler & Co., New York), jointly owned by (Pinakos, Inc); [3] purchased February 1952 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; [4] gift 1961 to NGA.[5]

[1] Lent to the 1899 Cranach-Ausstellung in Dresden.

[2] Letter dated 8 January 1952 from George Biro to the Dominion Gallery, Dominion Gallery Fonds, Nox 71, file 4, purchased 1951-1959, A-E, National Gallery of Canada (copy NGA curatorial files). Also letter of 8 January 1952 from Max Stern, Dominion Gallery, to Charles Henschel, M. Knoedler & Co., in Knoedler files (copy NGA curatorial records).

[3] Letter of 2 March 1988 from Nancy C. Little to John Hand, in NGA curatorial files. A report of the Getty Provenance Index, in curatorial files, states that the painting was jointly owned by Pinakos, Inc. (Rudolf Heinemann).

[4] M. Knoedler and Co. Records, Series II, Box 76 (Sales Book No. 16, Paintings, 1945-1953), Getty Research Institute (copy NGA curatorial files).

[5] Painting at NGA from June 1953 but was not formally accessioned by the Gallery until 1961.

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