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The Crucifixion (c. 1399)
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The Crucifixion (c. 1399)
The Crucifixion (c. 1399)
The Crucifixion (c. 1399)
Public Domain
Lorenzo di Bicci
Artist Dates
Artist Nationality
The Crucifixion
c. 1399
tempera and gold on panel
44.9 cm (16-7/8 in)
K Number
Allentown Art Museum
Accession Number


(Count Alessandro Contini Bonacossi [1878-1955], Rome and Florence); sold to Samuel H. Kress [1863-1955] on 18 October 1936 as Florentine School; gift to the Allentown Art Museum in 1960, no.1960.22.

Catalogue Entry

Lorenzo di Bicci
The Crucifixion

Allentown, Pa., Allentown Art Museum, Study Collection (60.22.KBS), since 1960. Wood. Diameter 16 7/8 in. (44.9 cm.). An illegible inscription extends diagonally from both sides of Christ's body. Fragment; good condition. While closely related to Niccolo di Pietro Gerini and Orcagna's followers,(1) K445 almost duplicates the Christ and some of the angels in the Crucifixion in the Museum of the Collegiata at Empoli,(2) which is documented as painted by Lorenzo di Bicci in 1399. Tondi were a common feature in the crowning sections of Lorenzo's altarpieces; K445 may have been so used originally. Provenance: Contini Bonacossi, Florence. Kress acquisition, 1936.


(1) In ms. opinions K445 is connected with the circle of Niccolò di Pietro Gerini by R. Longhi and F. M. Perkins; and with the Florentine School by G. Fiocco, W. E. Suida, and A. Venturi. B. Berenson (Italian Pictures ... Florentine School, vol. I, 1963, p. 103) lists it as from the studio of Jacopo di Cione. (2) Reproduced in Rivista d'Arte, vol. XXVI, 1950, p. 203, fig. 3.

Catalogue Volume

Italian Paintings XIII – XV Century