|Medium||Tempera on panel|
|Dimensions||55 cm × 30 cm (22 in × 12 in)|
The painting shows the crucified Jesus, portrayed with a very pale skin, on a broad landscape background. The deep blue sky is populated by cherubims who are weeping his death. In the lower part are Mary and St. John.
The background shows several details, including a lake with a wooden bridge, a quarry, small houses and a series of small working figures. Such a fragmented, detailed composition was typical of Jacopo Bellini, the artist's father, and was replaced by a more coherent one in Bellini's later works. Other elements typical of his early works are the rather crude painting strokes, the thin figures and the sharp lines.
- Olivari, Mariolina (2007). "Giovanni Bellini". Pittori del Rinascimento, Scala. Florence. ISBN 888117099X.
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