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The Lamentation; Christ's dead body held by St Joseph and the Virgin and surrounded by St John, St Mary Magdalene and other Holy women; Nicodemus prepares the tomb to the right; the Deposition is portrayed in the upper left; first state; pasted onto a vellum leaf in a MS, with gilt border. c. 1480
- Production date
- 1475-1485 (c.)
Height: 214 millimetres (sheet)
Width: 153 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Part of the largest Passion series, consisting of twelve sheets (L 142-153), with secondary scenes in the background.
The entire suite is extant at the BM (and different states).
Cf. Alan Shestack, Fifteenth Century Engravings of Northern Europe, exh. cat., National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. 1968, nos. 183-194.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This is pasted onto a leaf in a manuscript of the Office of the Virgin Mary transferred from the British Library (Sloane 3981). The volume contains signatures of an earlier owner, P G F Le Gendre, sieur de Lormoy, whose collection was sold in 1746. The manuscript contains the complete series of the engravings of Israel van Meckenem's Passion series, pasted onto different pages, which are registered individually as 1897,0103.1 to 12.
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