Benvenuto di Giovanni, 1491 - Christ in Limbo - fine art print

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Background information on this painting by the Early Renaissance painter named Benvenuto di Giovanni

This piece of art named Christ in Limbo was created by the early renaissance artist Benvenuto di Giovanni in 1491. The beyond 520 year-old original had the following size of 42,1 x 46,6 cm (16 9/16 x 18 3/8 in) and was crafted with the technique of tempera on panel. What is more, this artpiece belongs to the collection of National Gallery of Art, which is the museum of the US-American nation that preserves, collects, exhibits, and fosters an understanding of works of art. With courtesy of - National Gallery of Art, Washington (public domain).Creditline of the artwork: . What is more, the alignment is in landscape format and has a ratio of 1.2 : 1, which implies that the length is 20% longer than the width. The painter Benvenuto di Giovanni was a European artist, whose style was mainly Early Renaissance. The artist lived for 82 years - born in 1436 and died in 1518.

What does the curator team of the National Gallery of Art state about this artwork painted by Benvenuto di Giovanni? (© - National Gallery of Art - National Gallery of Art)

Dimensions: Painted surface: 42.1 x 46.6 cm (16 9/16 x 18 3/8 in.) Overall size: 43 x 48.7 cm (16 15/16 x 19 3/16 in.) Framed (with three other paintings): 59.7 x 283.2 x 5.4 cm (23 1/2 x 111 1/2 x 2 1/8 in.)

This painting illustrates the story of Christ's descent into Limbo. From here he was said to rescue the pious figures of the Old Testament. On the left, he holds a bearded figure by the hand; typically in Limbo scenes this man represents Adam and, symbolically, the whole of humanity. The woman next to Adam is Eve. Christ stands on the gates of Hell, which he has torn down, and squashes a devil under them.

(Text: Emily Wilkinson)

Artpiece information

Title of the artpiece: "Christ in Limbo"
Classification: painting
Category: classic art
Century: 15th century
Created in the year: 1491
Artwork age: 520 years
Medium of original artwork: tempera on panel
Original dimensions: 42,1 x 46,6 cm (16 9/16 x 18 3/8 in)
Museum / collection: National Gallery of Art
Museum location: Washington D.C., United States of America
Museum website: National Gallery of Art
Artwork license type: public domain
Courtesy of: National Gallery of Art, Washington

Artist summary table

Artist name: Benvenuto di Giovanni
Gender of the artist: male
Nationality: Italian
Professions: painter
Home country: Italy
Classification: old master
Art styles: Early Renaissance
Lifespan: 82 years
Born: 1436
Year of death: 1518

Possible material options

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  • The canvas print: A printed canvas applied on a wood stretcher frame. Hanging your canvas print: Canvas Prints have the advantage of being low in weight, meaning that it is quite simple to hang up your Canvas print without the support of any wall-mounts. Hence, a canvas print is suitable for any kind of wall.
  • The poster print (canvas material): The poster is a printed canvas with a slightly rough surface finish. A poster print is particularly appropriate for framing the art replica in a custom-made frame. Please bear in mind, that depending on the size of the poster print we add a white margin between 2-6cm around the painting to facilitate the framing.
  • Metal print (aluminium dibond): An Aluminium Dibond print is a print with an impressive depth. A direct Aluminium Dibond Print is the best start to art reproductions with aluminum. For your Direct Print On Aluminum Dibond, we print your favorite artwork onto the aluminium surface. This direct print on Aluminum Dibond is the most popular entry-level product and is an extremely modern way to showcase art reproductions, as it puts all of the viewer’s focus on the artwork.
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About the item

Article type: wall art
Reproduction method: reproduction in digital format
Manufaturing technique: UV print / digital printing
Product Origin: German production
Stock type: on demand
Intended usage: wall gallery, home décor
Alignment: landscape alignment
Image ratio: 1.2 : 1 (length : width)
Image aspect ratio implication: the length is 20% longer than the width
Available reproduction materials: acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), canvas print, poster print (canvas paper), metal print (aluminium dibond)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) size variants: 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39", 180x150cm - 71x59"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) sizes: 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39"
Poster print (canvas paper): 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39"
Aluminium print variants: 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39"
Picture frame: unframed art print

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