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Lucas Cranach the Elder
The Crucifixion with the Converted Centurion

K1899
2128
German
1536
oil on panel
Painting
50.8 x 34.6 cm (20 x 13 5/8 in)
Dr. Demiani, Leipzig, by 1899; [1] (sale, Rudolph Lepke, Berlin, 11 November 1913, no. 40). Mrs. Jenö Hubay, née Countess Cebrian Rosa; sold after her husband's death in 1937 to Mathias Salamon; acquired 1947 by Aladar Feigel, Budapest; George Biro; sold 1952 to (Dominion Gallery, Montreal); [2] sold 1952 to (M. Knoedler & Co., New York), jointly owned by (Pinakos, Inc); purchased February 1952 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; [3] gift 1961 to NGA. [4] [1] Lent to the 1899 Cranach-Ausstellung in Dresden. [2] Letter dated 8 January 1952 from George Biro to the Dominion Gallery, Dominion Gallery Fonds, Nox 71, file 4, purchased 1951-1959, A-E, National Gallery of Canada (copy NGA curatorial files). Also letter of 8 January 1952 from Max Stern, Dominion Gallery, to Charles Henschel, M. Knoedler & Co., in Knoedler files (copy NGA curatorial records). [3] Knoedler sales book no. 16, no. A4763 and stock book no. 10, p. 67, M. Knoedler and Co. Records Getty Research Institute (copies NGA curatorial files). [4] Painting at NGA from June 1953 but was not formally accessioned by the Gallery until 1961.
1961.9.69
1899
1621
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