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  • Description

    'The Three Crosses'; Christ crucified between the two thieves, man holding spear on a horse directed to the left to the left of Christ, numerous figures mourning around the three crosses, one face-down on the ground in the open space in the centre, a group of men conversing in the left foreground, two figures wearing turbans walking towards the right followed by a dog looking towards Christ; second state before signature and date, with horizontal hatching added to the back of the man behind a bush on the extreme right and shade added to the back of his neck, left cheek and upper part of his back, before extensive reworking and additional shading. 1653 Drypoint and burin, with light surface tone
    Watermark: Strasbourg bend (Hinterding catalogue, variant D´.a.b., datable 1653)


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  • Date

    • 1653
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 387 millimetres
    • Width: 454 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    For comment see 1842,0806.139.

  • Bibliography

    • Hind 1923 270.II bibliographic details
    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 274.II (Rembrandt) bibliographic details
    • Hinterding et al. 2000 73 bibliographic details
    • White & Boon 1969 78.II bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F XVIIc Mounted Imp)

  • Exhibition history

    2006 Feb-June, Beijing, Capital Museum, 'BM Treasures...'
    2007 Feb-June, Taipei, National Palace Museum, 'BM Treasures...'
    2007 Sep-Dec, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 'BM Treasures...'
    2014 Jun-Oct, Suffolk, Gainsborough's House, Rembrandt the Print Maker

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  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

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Christ crucified between the two thieves: 'The three crosses'; with numerous figures.  1653  Drypoint and burin, with light surface tone


Christ crucified between the two thieves: 'The three crosses'; with numerous figures. 1653 Drypoint and burin, with light surface tone

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