Calvary: or the moment before the Crucifixion, (painting)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 67
A sketch for a larger picture. The painter has represented the Saviour on the summit of the mount; Cymon the Cerenean still bears the cross, surrounded by Roman soldiers. Over the brow of the hill is seen (obscurely) the crucifixion of one thief: in the foreground, on the right of the spectator, soldiers are extending the other thief upon the instruments of torture. On the left is the Centurion: in the attitude of adoration, and his family behind him. The High Priest and soldiers are above the Centurion; and beyond them a group, of Mary the Mother, Mary Magdalen, Mary the daughter of Cleophas, and John. In the center of the foreground is the wife of Pilate, surrounded by her female attendants. A Pharisee, higher up, is disputing with Joseph of Arimathea, and beyond them is Lazarus and his sisters. The time is the approach of darkness. A crowd of spectators, disciples, soldiers, &c., fill the sketch; from which, the artist painted a large picture some years ago. N.A. See No. 14. [P. 13; see entry 01510014 for the artist's biography.]
Catalogue. Descriptive, Biographical and Historical, of the Exhibition of Select Paintings, by Modern Artists, principally American, and living, under the Direction of a Committee of Amateurs. The Paintings borrowed for this particular purpose from friends to the arts. At the Stuyvesant Institute, for four weeks only from the day of opening, Nov. 19, 1838. New York: Printed by G.P. Scott. 1838.
Artist professional affiliation: National Academician.