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
On display

Audio

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

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Lamentation of Christ
Painter (male)
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
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum, Foto: U. Edelmann
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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01.07.2019