The Lamentation over the dead Christ

Panel
first half 16th century (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The panel shows the Deposition of Christ from the Cross.

In the foreground lies the body of Christ, the left arm supported by St. John. In the centre beneath the shaft of the cross is the kneeling figure of the Virgin, flanked by seven mourning figures. To the right are male figures carrying (right) the nails and (left) the crown of thorns.

Bandinelli is one of the principal Florentine mannerist sculptors. He is best known for his colossal group of Hercules and Cacus (completed 1534) outside the Palazzo della Signoria, Florence and for his hostility to Michelangelo.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional TitleThe Deposition from the Cross (generic title)
Materials and Techniques
Terracotta in low relief
Brief Description
Panel, terracotta, The Lamentation over the Dead Christ, by Baccio Bandinelli, Florence, first half of 16th century
Physical Description
In the foreground lies the body of Christ, the left arm supported by St. John. In the centre beneath the shaft of the cross is the kneeling figure of the Virgin, flanked by seven mourning figures. To the right are male figures carrying (right) the nails and (left) the crown of thorns.
Dimensions
  • Height: 36.5cm
  • Width: 62.2cm
Object history
Given by Sir J. C. Robinson, C. B.
Subjects depicted
Summary
The panel shows the Deposition of Christ from the Cross.



In the foreground lies the body of Christ, the left arm supported by St. John. In the centre beneath the shaft of the cross is the kneeling figure of the Virgin, flanked by seven mourning figures. To the right are male figures carrying (right) the nails and (left) the crown of thorns.



Bandinelli is one of the principal Florentine mannerist sculptors. He is best known for his colossal group of Hercules and Cacus (completed 1534) outside the Palazzo della Signoria, Florence and for his hostility to Michelangelo.
Bibliographic References
  • Inventory of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum in the Years 1903 - 1904. In: List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum, During the Year 1903, Arranged According to the Dates of Acquisition with Appendix and Indices. London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, by Wyman and Sons, Limited, 1907, p. 206
  • Mariacher, Giovanni. La Scultura del Cinquecento. In: series Storia dell'Arte in Italia, Turin 1987, p. 113
  • Maclagan, Eric and Longhurst, Margaret H. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture. Text. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1932, p. 135
  • Pope-Hennessy, John. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Victoria and Albert Museum. Volume II: Text. Sixteenth to Twentieth Century. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1964, pp. 445, 446
  • Ferretti, Massimo. 'Giovanni Bandini', in: Per la Storia della Scultura: Materiali inediti e poco noti, Società Editrice Umberto Allemandi e C. Torino, 1992, pp. 63-65. In connection with exhibition, Turin 23 Sept - 28 Nov 1992
  • Cianchi, Marco. Pierino da Vinci: atti della giornata di studi. Florence, 1995, pp. 47-55, fig. 77.
Collection
Accession Number
1196-1903

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