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  • 1 Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
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Pesellino’s Crucifixion (inv. n. 55.184) was considered one of the earliest works of the painter until now, only an article published in 1932 by Pietro Toesca revealed a close stylistic relationship with the miniatures made by Pesellino around the years 1447–1448. Comparisons with other works of the painter, like the predella panels in Rome and Worcester, show strong similarities in the way of modelling the heads, the draperies, the gestures and the physiognomy of the figures, which permit to confirm a dating in the late 1440s. A final collation with a cherub face from Giotto’s Badia Polyptych can make it evident that the head of St. John the Evangelist on the pinnacle in Esztergom has a fairly individual style and a very sophisticated expression.