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The Pietà

Photo credit: Campion Hall, University of Oxford

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After initial hesitance the experts all now agree in the attribution of this picture to Cigoli. The figure of Mary Magdalen and the head of Christ come in for special commendation. Mary mourns the dead Christ. It is more usual for her to hold him in her arms.

Campion Hall, University of Oxford

Oxford


Date

late 16th C

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 106.7 x W 138 cm

Accession number

145

Acquisition method

gift from Bertram Bisgood

Work type

Painting


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Campion Hall, University of Oxford

Brewer Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3QS England

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