This interesting composition depicts the entombment of Christ, gathering ten characters surrounding the dead body of the prophet in a cave setting, with Mount Golgotha and its crosses in the background. Among those present, Nicodemus is carrying Jesus legs, Joseph of Arimathea is helping carrying Christ on the background, while Maria Magdalene is kneeling on the left side; the Virgin Mary stands praying on the background and Saint John the Evangelist is featured wearing a beautiful red tunica, with great presence closing the composition on the left side of the scene.
The painting shows strong Venetian late Renaissance characteristics, although the possible intervention of a Flemish hand could be contemplated.
D: 26 x 19,5 cm
In very good condition
Provenance: Acquired in the mid 80s in the Paris art market by the former owner.
24 800 €