Frans Boijmans bought this imposing drawing at auction in 1798. It depicts the moment just before Christ’s body was anointed, after which it was wrapped in a shroud and laid in the tomb. A man wearing glasses holds up Christ’s left hand, which will be anointed with a blend of myrrh and aloe. Two young women hold a ewer and basin ready. The drawing was probably a design for a painting that is now lost.
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|Title||The Entombment of Christ|
|Material and technique||Black chalk, pen and brush and brown and grey ink, brown and grey wash, corrections with white bodycolour|
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height 322 mm
Width 408 mm
Peter Paul Rubens
|Accession number||MB 340 (PK)|
|Credits||Uit de nalatenschap van / from the estate of F.J.O. Boijmans 1847|
|Department||Drawings & Prints|
|Age artist||Between 18 and 28 years old|
|Collector||Collector / F.J.O. Boijmans|
Rubens, Jordaens, Van Dyck en tijdgenoten (2001)
De Collectie Twee - wissel III, Prenten & Tekeningen (2009)
Van Pisanello tot Cézanne (1992)
Rubens. Painter of Sketches (2018)
Grey wash > Washing > Wash > Drawing technique > Technique > Material and technique
|Geographical origin||Southern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
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Peter Paul Rubens
Siegen 1577 - Antwerpen 1640
The Antwerp painter Peter Paul Rubens was appointed court artist to the Duke of Mantua in Italy at a young age. In 1603 he travelled to Madrid, where he was...Bekijk het volledige profiel