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Dead Christ

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    ca.1530-1592 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bassano il Vecchio, Jacopo (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen, washed and heightened with white

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.232

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 12

Physical description

Dead Christ; The Maries and St. Joseph wailing over the body of Christ, which is seen by the light of a candle; An oval composition; Pen, washed and heightened with white; Signed.

Place of Origin

Italy (possibly, drawn)

Date

ca.1530-1592 (made)

Artist/maker

Bassano il Vecchio, Jacopo (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen, washed and heightened with white

Dimensions

Height: 6.5 in, Width: 9.8 in

Descriptive line

Bassano il Vecchio, Jacopo; Dead Christ; The Maries and St. Joseph wailing over the body of Christ; Oval composition; Pen, washed and heightened with white; Signed; Venetian School; ca.1530-1592.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.
Ward-Jackson, Peter, Italian Drawings. Volume I. 14th-16th century, London, 1979, p.37-38

The following is the full text of the entry:

school of
BASSANO, FRANCESCO

42
Lamentation over the dead Christ
Inscribed in ink 'Bassano'
Brush and pen and ink heightened with white; oval in shape
6 5/8 x 9 3/4 (168 x 250) Dyce 232

PROVENANCE Dyce Bequest 1869

LITERATURE Dyce Catalogue no. 232 (as by Jacopo Bassano); Tietze and Tietze-Conrat, no. 162

A painting that corresponds is in the Louvre. It was attributed by E. Arslan (I Bassano, Bologna, 1931, p. 240, fig. 47) to Luca Martinelli, a collaborator of Giambattista da Ponte; but in his revised book (I Bassano, Milan, 1960, p. 361) he catalogues the picture as merely Bassanesque, very close to Francesco and Gerolamo. Palluchini (in Arte Veneta,13-14, 1959-60, pp. 58-61) maintains that the painting is a late work of Jacopo Bassano. The Tietzes are doubtless right in regarding the drawing as a 17th century product of the Bassano Workshop. They mention other modified copies of the picture in paintings and drawings, including a drawing in the British Museum (loc. cit., no. 109).

Materials

Pen

Techniques

Drawing; Heightening; Wash technique

Subjects depicted

Candle

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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