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Lamentation over the Dead Christ

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A native of Venice, Crivelli spent his career mostly in the Marches, along Italy's Adriatic coast, where he perfected a very personal art of intense emotion and ornamental splendor. In this painting acute suffering is conveyed by the variety of grieving expressions and by the intertwined hands...

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Provenance

By 1856, Ferdinand Panciatichi-Ximenes (b. 1813 - d. 1897), Florence [see note 1]; about 1901, sold from the Panciatichi-Ximenes collection to John Marshall for Edward Perry Warren (b. 1860 - d. 1928), Lewes, East Sussex, England [see note 2]; 1902, sold by Edward Perry Warren to the MFA for £ 1000. (Accession Date: February 17, 1902) NOTES [1] Seen by Otto Mündler on September 23, 1856, as recorded in Book I of his travel diaries, fol. 63v ("Palazzo Panciatichi. ... A charming little 'Pietá' by Carlo Crivelli, signed and dated 1485"). See "The Travel Diaries of Otto Mündler, 1855-1858," Walpole Society, vol. 51 (1985), p. 131. [2] A label on the reverse of the panel bears a customs stamp from Milan and is dated 1901. Also see Walter Muir Whitehill, "Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: A Centennial History" (Cambridge, MA, 1970), vol. 1, p. 190. John Marshall was a friend of Edward Warren and often purchased on his behalf.

Credit Line

Anonymous Gift and Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

1485

Dimensions

88.3 x 53 cm (34 3/4 x 20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

02.4

Medium or Technique

Tempera on panel

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Europe

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