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The lamentation of Christ

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The mourning of Christ is not described in the Bible, but it is a frequently recurring theme in painting. Bloemaert places the body of Christ, laid out on a white cloth, at the centre of his composition. Mary, John and Mary Magdalene kneel by his body. Left in the foreground are the crown of thorns and the nails, two of the passion instruments. To the right there is an embalming jar and the dish with water, with which the body has been washed. In the background is the tomb of Christ.

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Title The lamentation of Christ
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 169,5 cm
Height 127 cm
Artists Schilder: Abraham Bloemaert
Accession number 2062 (OK)
Credits Schenking / Donation: Vrienden van het Museum / Friends of the Museum 1937
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1937
Creation date in circa 1625
Age artist About 59 years old
Research Alma
Geographical origin Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Abraham Bloemaert

Gorinchem 1566 - Utrecht 1651

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