The Holy Women at the Sepulchre

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A scene depicting the dead body of Christ wrapped in a shroud and surrounded by grieving women. The Virgin Mary lies across the body of Christ with her arms around his shoulders to the right. Mary Magdalen is to the left and holds up the edge of the white shroud. Two more women are in the background to the right, one clasping her hands in prayer, the other with her hand over her face. There is a dark background behind them.

The Holy Women at the Sepulchre


oil on panel


H 108.8 x W 86 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from Lord Ashton of Hyde, 1924

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : blc : artist's name, date : Ary Scheffer 1845


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