Lamentation of Christ, Joos van Cleve
Joos van Cleve
Lamentation of Christ
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Joos van Cleve

Lamentation of Christ, 1524


Dimensions
113.5 x 84.2 cm
Physical Description
Oak wood
Inventory Number
803
Object Number
803A
Acquisition
Acquired in 1830
Status
Not on display

Audio

  • Basic information
    01:23
  • Focus on art history
    01:54
  • Focus on cultural history
    02:17
  • Focus on material
    02:10

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Lamentation of Christ
Painter
Altar
Tripytych with the Lamentation
Part Number / Total
1 / 5
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oak wood
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 1830

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions
Illustrated Passage
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Matthäus 27,57-61
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Markus 15,42-47
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Lukas 23,50-55
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Johannes 19,38-42
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Matthäus 27,35-56
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Markus 15,24-41
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Lukas 23,33-49
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Johannes 19,18-30

Iconclass

Primary
  • 73D72121 Christ's body supported by Mary, others present
  • 73D721 lamentation over the dead Christ by his relatives and friends (Christ usually without crown of thorns)
  • 11HH(MARY MAGDALENE) the penitent harlot Mary Magdalene; possible attributes: book (or scroll), crown, crown of thorns, crucifix, jar of ointment, mirror, musical instrument, palm-branch, rosary, scourge
  • 11H(JOHN) the apostle John the Evangelist; possible attributes: book, cauldron, chalice with snake, eagle, palm, scroll
  • 11H(NIKODEMUS) male saints (NIKODEMUS)
  • 61B2(SCHMITGEN, Gobel)2(+53) historical person (SCHMITGEN, Gobel) - scene ~ historical person(SCHMITGEN, Gobel) (SCHMITGEN, Gobel) (+ half-length portrait)
Secondary
  • 73D343 Judas hanging himself
  • 73DD652 Christ on the cross; only scenes following the crucifixion added - DD - the three crosses
  • 73D82(NAILS) nails ~ instruments of the Passion
  • 73D82(SHROUD) shroud ~ instruments of the Passion
  • 73D82(SPONGE) single instruments of the Passion (SPONGE)
  • 73D82(TONGS) single instruments of the Passion (TONGS)
  • 25H213 river
  • 25I1 city-view in general; 'veduta'

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01.02.2023