Cranach - The Crucifixion with the Converted Centurion
The Crucifixion with the Converted Centurion
Lucas Cranach the Elder
Yale University Art Gallery
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Painting:
CDA ID / Inventory NumberUS_YUAG_1959-15-23
Persistent Linkhttp://lucascranach.org/US_YUAG_1959-15-23
FR (1978) No.FR378B
Title:
The Crucifixion with the Converted Centurion[http://artgallery.yale.edu/collections/objects/43516] (accessed 2016-07-07)
Attribution:
Lucas Cranach the Elder [http://artgallery.yale.edu/collections/objects/43516] (accessed 2016-07-07) [Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 146, No. 378B]
Dating:
1538[dated]
Owner / Repository / Location:
OwnerYale University Art Gallery
RepositoryYale University Art Gallery
LocationNew Haven
Dimensions:
Dimensions of support: 61.6 x 42.4 cm Dimensions including frame: 71.4 x 52.7 cm [http://artgallery.yale.edu/collections/objects/43516] (accessed 2016-07-07)
Support:
Painting on wood [http://artgallery.yale.edu/collections/objects/43516] (accessed 2016-07-07)
Signature / Date:
Artist's insignia at the bottom right: winged serpent (with dropped wings) and dated '1538', in yellow paint
Inscriptions, Marks, Labels, Seals:
- above the cross: 'VATER IN DEIN HENDT BEFIEL ICH MEIN GAIST' - beside the centurion: 'WARLICH DIESER MENSCH IST GOTTES SVN GEWEST'
Description:
This painting represents an episode from the Bible: as Christ utters His final words ('Father, into Thy hands I commend my spirit'), a Roman centurion experiences a religious conversion, recognizing that 'Truly this man was the Son of God'. Both phrases are inscribed here in German, rather than in the traditional Latin. The coat of arms, however, has not been positively identified. [http://artgallery.yale.edu/collections/objects/43516] (accessed 2016-07-07)
Provenance:
- Gift of Hannah D. and Louis M. Rabinowitz
[http://artgallery.yale.edu/collections/objects/43516] (accessed 2016-07-07)

- formerly Vienna, Graf Wilczek
[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 146, No. 378B]
Exhibitions:
Erfurt 1903, no. 169;
Baltimore 1938-1939, no. 9;
Montclair 1941, no. 11;
New Haven 1956, no. 4.
Sources / Publications:
Reference on PageCatalogue NumberFigure/Plate
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979146No. 378B