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The Entombment

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1656

Artist:

Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri)
Italian, 1591-1666

About this artwork

Guercino’s career is unusually well documented, in part due to the survival of his account books, which reveal that he charged a set amount for each figure in a picture. According to the entry for this painting, the client wished to pay only for one full-length, one bust-length, and three half-length figures. Guercino’s moving composition attests to his resourcefulness in overcoming such restrictions. Christ and the attendant mourners are depicted with compelling restraint and in accord with the patron’s budget.

Status

On View, Gallery 211

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Guercino

Title

The Entombment

Place

Italy (Artist's nationality)

Date

1656

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

57 3/4 × 87 1/16 in. (146.7 × 221.2 cm)

Credit Line

Wilson L. Mead Fund

Reference Number

1956.128

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