Grablegung Christi

Grablegung Christi

Dating
um 1616
More about this artwork
Although this oil sketch, in its formal elements, corresponds to "Lamentation of Christ" imagery, it depicts neither the moment of parting nor the actual entombment, but rather the anointment of the corpse, which is described in the Gospel of John (John 19, 38-42). Here, the artist worked with ideas which were prompted by Caravaggio's "Entombment of Christ", which Rubens had copied during his stay in Rome. The position of the corpse, which has been painted in a flat diagonal, and the dramatic depiction of pain and suffering on Christ's face hark back to the model.
Displayed
Not on display
Inventory Number
59
Birth year of the artist
1577
Year the artist deceased
1640
Dimensions of the object
83,7 x 66,2 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Holz
Genre
Malerei
Department
Flämische Malerei
Origin
Aus der Kurfürstlichen Galerie München
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Peter Paul Rubens, Grablegung Christi, um 1616, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/JzG6RojGWO (Last updated on 14.08.2020)

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