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Title The Entombment of Christ
Alternative Title The Deposition of Christ
Collection Mount Edgcumbe House
Artist After Titian (Italian painter and draftsman, ca. 1488-1576)
Attributed to Flemish School
Date Earliest possibly about 1600
Date Latest possibly about 1650
Description Although very different in style, the composition of this painting is based on Titian's interpretation of the same subject. In the centre the Virgin Mary mourns over her dead son, Jesus, whose body is loosely draped in a linen shroud as he is lowered into the sarcophagus. Supporting his upper body is Joseph of Arimathea, in whose unused tomb Jesus was to be buried, and at his feet is Nicodemus who brought the embalming ointments. Behind, the disciple John stands by the weeping Virgin and Mary Magdalene clasps her hands together, both in grief and as an allusion to prayer.
Current Accession Number Plymm.059
Subject religion (Entombment of Christ)
Measurements 82.0 x 90.1 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given in lieu of tax from the estate of Edward Piers, 7th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, 1985.
Provenance By descent throught the Mount Edgcumbe family.
Notes See Titian, The Entombment, c.1559 (Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid). Some of the discrepencies in the composition are consistent with another version attributed to the workshop of Titian (Kunshistorisches Museum, Vienna, Inv. no. 86).
Rights Owner Copyright Mount Edgcumbe Collection
Author Dr Anne L. Cowe



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