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Workshop of Jacopo da Ponte, called Jacopo Bassano

The Crucifixion

Estimate:

8,000 - 12,000 GBP

Workshop of Jacopo da Ponte, called Jacopo Bassano

Workshop of Jacopo da Ponte, called Jacopo Bassano

The Crucifixion

The Crucifixion

Estimate:

8,000 - 12,000 GBP

Lot sold:

30,240

GBP

Workshop of Jacopo da Ponte, called Jacopo Bassano

Bassano del Grappa circa 1510 - 1592

The Crucifixion


oil on canvas

unframed: 67.4 x 51 cm.; 26½ x 20⅛ in.

framed: 79.3 x 63 cm.; 31¼ x 24⅞ in.

The canvas has an old relining, the paint surface is clean and the varnish is clear. The weave of the canvas is quite visible throughout. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals that the varnish is quite uneven, and the dark pigment used in the sky around the Crucifix, and in some details of the figures in the foreground, fluoresces more darkly, suggesting that these areas may have been strengthened. There is a small restored damage above the group of figures, centre left, approx. 0.5 x 0.5 cm. Further intervention is almost impossible to read beneath the varnish. The painting is in overall good condition, and presents well in its current state.


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John Yorke of Richmond (according to a label on the reverse).

The present composition originally derives from a lost prototype by Jacopo Bassano.1 A Crucifixion scene in the Muzeul National de Arta in Bucharest by Jacopo Bassano and workshop, dated 1556 and measuring 194 x 136.5 cm is closely related to the present work but differs in various details such as the landscape, and the addition of two figures in the group at the feet of the cross. A 17th century copy of the group, with the same figures as in the Bucharest version, was published in the Burlington Magazine in 1960.2

The figure of Christ is repeated with minor variations on other versions with different figure groups and derives originally from the large Crucifixion with Saint Jerome of 1562/3 now in the Museo Civico in Treviso.3 This same figure is also present in a Crucifixion scene attributed to Giambattista Bassano in Bonn,4 and another by Leandro Bassano in S.S. Giovanni e Paolo in Venice.5

1 A. Ballarin, Jacopo Bassano: tavole. Parte prima (1531-1568), Padua 1996, cat. no. 446.

B. N., ‘Old and Modern Masters in Manchester’in The Burlington Magazine, vol. 102, October 1960, reproduced p. 461, fig. 53.

3 http://catalogo.museicivicitreviso.it/opera.php?opere_id=594bbeb0020b3d2

E. Arslan, I Bassano, II, Milan 1960, cat. no. 246.

Arslan 1960, cat. no. 279.