Museo del Prado to Collaborate on the Study and Restoration of The Crucifixion

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MADRID.- Patrimonio Nacional and the Museo del Prado today signed a collaborative agreement for the technical study and restoration in the Museum’s studios of The Crucifixion by Rogier van der Weyden. This is one of the masterpieces from the outstanding collection of Flemish painting assembled by Philip II that is known from documents to have been kept in the Royal Monastery of El Escorial since 1574. Together with The Descent from the Cross by Van der Weyden, now in the Prado, it is the most important work by this master from Tournai to be seen in Spain. The project is part of the Prado’s restoration programme, which has been sponsored by Fundación Iberdrola since 2010. Together with Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden (Tournai, 1399/1400 – Brussels, 1464) was the most important painter active in the Low Countries in mid-15th century. The influ