This highly agitated Crucifixion group shows some striking similarities to the work of the famous Schwanthaler dynasty of sculptors, and in particular that of Johann Peter Schwanthaler the Elder. Compare the busy drapery with cavernous depressions in his group of the Virgin and Saint Anne (op. cit., fig. 57), and his figure of Saint Sebastian (op. cit., fig. 58), whose anatomy shares features with the Christ in the present group.
Die Bildhauerfamilie Schwanthaler, 1633-1848: Vom Barock zum Klassizismus, exh. cat. Augustinerchorherrenstift, Reichersberg am Inn, Linz, 1974