The Crucifixion

Related Artist: Anthony Van Dyck (1599 - 1641)

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium

© Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Bruxelles / photo : Photo d'art Speltdoorn & Fils, Bruxelles The Crucifixion

Object details


The Crucifixion

Technique and support

Oil on panel


49.5 x 43.0 cm


Related artist

Anthony Van Dyck (1599 - 1641)

Most recent published attribution

Van Dyck [always]

Collection and provenance


Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium

Inv. no.



possibly, Charles-Alexandre de Calonne, Paris, his sale, London, 23-8 March 1795, day 4 (5): ‘Van Dyck, The Crucifixion, a very fine sketch, designed for the great Altar Piece, at Ghent’;
possibly, Mr Bryan, his sale, London, 17-19 May 1798, day 3 (5): ‘A very capital sketch. From the collection of M. de Calonne’;
purchased by the museum from A. W. Thibaudeau, London, 1886.



Antwerp 1899, no. 18;
Rooses 1900, p. 38;
Schaeffer 1909, p. 109;
Glück 1931, p. 246;
Genoa 1955, no. 82;
Vey 1956, pp. 176-80;
Vey 1959a, pp. 4-7;
Antwerp/Rotterdam 1960, no. 126;
Brussels 1965, no. 54;
Larsen 1988, II, no. 713;
Barnes et al. 2004, p. 263, no. III.23 (H. Vey);
Davies and Moortgat 2021, p. 31, n. 6;
Davies 2021a, ill. p. 56, p. 57, p. 63, n. 48;
Davies 2021e, p. 64.

Consult the bibliography

Panel reverse

Cradled or uncradled


Guild marks

Castle and hands - one branding iron

Panel maker's mark

Museum label


Genus of wood


Number of planks


Plank no. 1

Tree rings: 98
Dated: AD 1508-1605
Felled: After AD 1621
Origin: Northern Continental Europe

Plank no. 2

Tree rings: 92
Dated: AD 1504-1595
Felled: After 1605
Origin: Poland/Baltic States

Planks of the same tree


Date of investigation

16 February 2016

Dendro report no. Report 30 (A. Daly)



Relates to the Crucifixion of Christ Between the Two Thieves (III. 22)


Drs. Justin Davies

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