About This Artwork

Spanish, Catalonia

Corpus of Christ, 13th century

Wood with traces of polychromy
201.9 x 165.1 cm (79 1/2 x 65 in.)

Kate S. Buckingham Endowment, 1926.120

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Publication History

Art Institute of Chicago, Annual Report (1926) p. 64.

Art Institute of Chicago, A Brief Illustrated Guide to the Collecdtions, Chicago, 1935, p. 13, ill.

Art Institute of Chicago, A Brief Guide to the Collections, Chicago, 1941, p. 18, ill.

H. S[cholle], "An Early Wooden Crucifix from Spain," in The Art Institute of Chicago Bulletin, 20 (1926), pp. 46-47, ill.

Meyric R. Rogers and Oswald Goetz, Handbook to the Lucy Maud Buckingham Medieval Collection, (Chicago, 1945), p. 61, no. 4, pl. 4-5.

Karl-August Wirth, "Die Entstehung des Drei-Nagel-Crucifixus, seine typengeschichtliche Entwicklung bis zur Mitte des 13. Jahrhunderts in Frankreich und Deutschland," Ph.D. diss., Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität, Frankfurt (1953), p. 49-50.

Paul Thoby, Le Crucifix des origines au Concile de Trent: Etude iconographique (Nantes, 1959), p. 153, pl. 120, nos. 258-59.

G. Cames, "Recherches sur les origines du crucifix à trois clous," Cahiers archéologiques, 16 (1966), p.186, fig. 6.

Rafael Bastardes, Les talles romaniques del Sant Crist a Catalunya (Barcelona, 1978), pp. 375-79, pl. 377.


Rafael Bastardes i Parera, "El crucifix de Banyoles," Quaderns d'estudis medievals, 1 (1981), pp. 237-44.

Rafael Bastardes i Parera, "El crucifix de Banyoles," Quaderns d'estudis medievals, 10 (1982), p. 644.

J[anice] Mann in Gothic Sculpture in America, vol. 2: The Museums of the Midwest, Dorothy Gillerman, ed.(Turnhout, 2001), pp. 45-46, no. 34, ill., p. 173, under no. 130.

Christina Nielsen in Devotion and Splendor: Medieval Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, Christina Nielsen, ed., Museum Studies 30, 2 (2004) pp. 47, ill., 93.

Ownership History

Church of Santa Maria dels Turers, Banyoles. Paul Tachard, Barcelona, c. 1919 [according to Bastardes i Parera 1981]. [R. Stora, Paris]; Kate S. Buckingham.




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