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The Lamentation

Photo credit: Keble College, University of Oxford

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This painting is one of three known versions of this composition by Key and his workshop. The prime version, signed and dated 1553 is larger and more vertical in composition as it includes the landscape of Golgotha and Jerusalem beyond, and the horizontal format of this painting suggests it may have been cut down.

Keble College, University of Oxford



oil on panel


H 109.2 x W 161.3 cm

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acquired from Dr William Hatchett-Jackson

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Keble College, University of Oxford

16 Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3PG England

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