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Lamentation

Gerard David, Netherlandish (active Bruges), first documented 1484, died 1523c. 1515-1520

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Virgin, John the Evangelist, and Mary Magdalene here mourn over the body of Christ on the hilltop of Golgotha. The city of Jerusalem is depicted in the left background, although the landscape shows the fertile green hills and valleys of the Low Countries. This subject was extremely popular among artists in Bruges, and several versions of it exist by Gerard David and others.

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Details

  • Title: Lamentation
  • Date Created: c. 1515-1520
  • Location: Netherlands (historical name, 15th-16th century)
  • Physical Dimensions: w25.63 x h34.25 in (Overall)
  • Artist/Maker: Gerard David, Netherlandish (active Bruges), first documented 1484, died 1523
  • Provenance: John G. Johnson Collection, 1917
  • Type: Paintings
  • Rights: © 2014 Philadelphia Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
  • External Link: Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Medium: Oil on panel

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