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Joseph Hermann

Dead Christ laid on a white cloth with the Crown of Thorns and nails

Property of a Private New York Collector, Sold Without Reserve

Joseph Hermann

Joseph Hermann

Dead Christ laid on a white cloth with the Crown of Thorns and nails

Dead Christ laid on a white cloth with the Crown of Thorns and nails

Property of a Private New York Collector, Sold Without Reserve

Joseph Hermann

Freiburg 1732 - 1811

Dead Christ laid on a white cloth with the Crown of Thorns and nails


signed lower center with monogram: jh f. (jh in ligature)

oil on panel

panel: 7 ¾ by 18 ¼ in.; 19.7 by 46.4 cm.

framed: 11 ⅜ by 20 ¾ in.; 28.9 by 52.7 cm.

The panel consists of one horizontal plank and is flat, stable, and beveled on all four sides on the reverse. The image reads very well beneath clear varnish, with sensitive shading retained and a bit of impasto in the fabrics. No retouching or repairs are visible to the naked eye. Under UV inspection, retouching is visible along the lower edge to address frame abrasion, and very tiny dots of retouching are scattered throughout the figure of Christ, all well applied and cosmetic. Christ's forehead has been strengthened in the shaded area. The varnish fluoresces unevenly in the black background, but virtually no retouching is visible in the white fabrics. The painting is in excellent condition and should hang in its present state. Offered in a simply carved ebonized wood frame.


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With Derek Johns, Ltd., London;
From whom acquired by the present collector.
Joseph Hermann based this composition on a painting by Antonio Fernández Arias (1614 - 1684) in the Cathedral of Málaga, Spain. A larger version of Arias' painting is in the Augustiner Museum, Freiburg, suggesting that Hermann could have seen that version in Germany.