The Crucifixion of Christ

Hans Speckaert Netherlandish

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Hans Speckaert was one of several Northern Mannerist painters working in Rome in the sixteenth century. His close study of the art of Michelangelo, Raphael, and other Italian Renaissance masters informs the muscular, monumental figures in this Crucifixion. Two other drawings of this subject made by Speckaert, perhaps in preparation for a painting, are more sedate. Speckaert's art strongly influenced his Northern contemporaries, as can be seen, in particular, in the drawings of Bartholomeus Spranger, Hans von Aachen, and Karel van Mander.

The Crucifixion of Christ, Hans Speckaert (Netherlandish, Brussels ca. 1540–1577 Rome), Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, heightened with white gouache on blue paper

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