Cranach - Christ in Limbo
Christ in Limbo
Lucas Cranach the Elder
Hallwylska museet, Stockholm
23.05.2019 - 02:57
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CDA ID / Inventory NumberSE_HMS_XXXII-B-112
Persistent Link
FR (1978) No.FR217F
Christ in Limbo[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. 217F]
Lucas Cranach the Elder [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. 217F]
1530[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, No. 217F]
Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerHallwylska museet, Stockholm
RepositoryHallwylska museet, Stockholm
Dimension of support: 57.5 x 38 cm [email corresponce, Hallwylska museet 2015]
Painting on wood [; accessed 21-01-2015]]
Signature / Date:
none [cda 2015]
Christ stands on the left side wearing a red robe and holding the transparent victory banner in his hand. He bends down to liberate the ancestors from limbo. A naked female figure climbs the steps out of limbo and looks at the viewer. On the right half of the painting the saved souls are shown, among them Adam and Eve as well as St John the Baptist. The foreground is occupied by a group of naked children. The windows and arches of the architectural frame in which the scene is set open out onto an expansive landscape. In the top left corner the demons of hell fly through the air in wild confusion. [Görres, cda 2015]
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979217F
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932179c