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This painting was produced in the studio of a little-known artist practising in Antwerp, who was called the Master of Frankfurt on account of his commissions for the citizens of Frankfurt. It depicts the mourning which took place after Jesus has been taken down from the cross (the cross on Mount Calvary can be seen in the background as part of the narrative). Christ’s body is held by Joseph of Arimathea whilst Nicodemus is by his feet.
oil on panel
H 115.3 x W 85.4 cm
CVCSC : 0001.N