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The Jacopo Bellini album: The Entombment with St John (?) holding upright the body of Christ while the Virgin Mary kisses his hand, the Maries and the apostles behind and at the sides of the tomb, the composition continued to the left-hand page of the opening, 1855,0811.21 verso
Leadpoint, some lines of the tomb drawn with the aid of a ruler and the roundels of the tomb incised with a compass
Verso: Nine figures, some in Middle Eastern costume, standing in the portico of a building, the composition continued from Christ's entry into Jerusalem on the right-hand page of the opening, 1855,0811.23 recto
Leadpoint,some of the architecture drawn with the aid of a ruler
- Production date
Height: 413 millimetres
Width: 334 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Bellini changed the right outline of the hill in the background of the Entombment with shading used to disguise this. The original upward slope was much steeper with the result that it bisected the apostles and Maries on the right, a visual distraction that was amended by the alteration. See 1862,0712.596 for eighteenth-century prints made after this composition.
See 1855,0811.1 for a description of the volume.
Lit.: C. Eisler, 'The Genius of Jacopo Bellini', New York, 1989, pls 216 (recto) and 189 (verso), Appendix B as 23r and v; H. Chapman, exhib. cat., BM, 'Padua in the 1450's: Marco Zoppo and his Contemporaries', 1998, no.11, pp.57-9
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1998 Jan-Apr, BM, Padua in the 1450's, no.11 (recto)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- See 1855,0811,a.1.
- Prints and Drawings
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