- Museum number
Crucifixion scene; single-page painting mounted on a detached album folio. Representation of Christ on the cross, with the Virgin Mary, St. John the Evangelist and the women of Jerusalem below. No text.
Ink, opaque watercolour and gold on paper.
- Production date
- 1590 (circa)
Height: 56 centimetres (mounted)
Height: 41.60 centimetres (page)
Height: 29.30 centimetres (painting)
Width: 40.50 centimetres (mounted)
Width: 27.20 centimetres (page)
Width: 17.70 centimetres (painting)
- Curator's comments
- The women of Jerusalem bearing up the swooning Virgin contrast with the kneeling St John with the derisive gestures of the crowd behind him. First brought by the Jesuit mission to Akbar in the early 1580s, Flemish religious prints or editions of other European schools were highly influential in Mughal painting of the later reign of Akbar and of Jahangir.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2012 - 2013 15 Oct - 3 Feb, Rome, Fondazione Roma Museo - Palazzo Sciarra, 'Akbar: The Great Emperor of India'
2009 Oct-2010 Mar, Jun-Jul, London, BM, Gallery 34, 'Looking East, Looking West'
1991 9 Mar-7 May, Japan, Osaka, National Museum of Art, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.144
1991 5 Jan-20 Feb, Japan, Yamaguchi, Prefectural Museum of Art, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.144
1990 20 Oct-9 Dec, Japan, Tokyo, Setagaya Art Museum, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.144
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Crucifixion
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- Registration number