The Lamentation of Christ, Marco Zoppo
Marco Zoppo
The Lamentation of Christ
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Marco Zoppo: Mise au Tombeau, Pinsel und Feder in Braun auf Papier, 108 x 179 mm. Inv. Nr. RF 29484, Musée du Louvre, Département des Arts graphiques, Cabinet des dessins, Paris

Marco Zoppo

The Lamentation of Christ, ca. 1470?


Blatt
148 x 177 mm
Physical Description
Brown ink, framing line with brown ink on all sides, on reddish-tinted paper, distance of chain lines (vertical) |29|21|34|36|
Inventory Number
3476
Object Number
3476 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

Zoppo was presumably Venice’s most important ‘humanist’ painter after Andrea Mantegna; moreover, he was an accomplished draughtsman. The Frankfurt work was originally in the Madonna Sketchbook produced around 1470. The scene has been staged in a spatially sophisticated and highly dramatic manner. The rigid, dead figure of Christ in the foreground is set off sharply against the expressively mourning apostles further back, the scene’s actual spectators. This contrast is also reflected in the manner of execution.

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Title
The Lamentation of Christ
Draughtsman
Verso
The Death of the Virgin
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Brown ink, framing line with brown ink on all sides, on reddish-tinted paper, distance of chain lines (vertical) |29|21|34|36|
Material
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Geographic Reference
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Captions Added Later
Verso bezeichnet unten links mit den Notizen von Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, Amsterdam (mit der Feder in Braun, stellenweise über schwarzem Stift, Lugt 3004): David Joris fecit | gebooren Delft 1470 | obit Basel 1556 | hoog 5 ½ | br. 7 (Lugt 3004); Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356)
Watermark
  • Dreiberg [?, Fragment]

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Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main

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Main Motif
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Associated Source
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Markus 15,42-47
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Johannes 19,38-42
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Matthäus 27,57-61
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Markus 15,42-47
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Lukas 23,50-56
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Johannes 19,38-42

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Primary
Secondary
  • 11G191 angel(s) represented as child(ren)
  • 41B313 candlestick
Associative
  • 73D72 the mourning over the dead Christ
  • 73D7213 Christ's body on or in the grave
  • 11F251 Mary weeping
  • 11H(JOHN) the apostle John the Evangelist; possible attributes: book, cauldron, chalice with snake, eagle, palm, scroll

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04.08.2020