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Creator:
Sir Stanley Spencer, 1891–1959, British
Title:

Deposition

Date:
1910
Medium:
Watercolor, pen and black ink, and graphite, with scraping out on medium, moderately textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 5/16 x 9 3/4 inches (36.4 x 24.8 cm) and Image: 14 1/4 x 9 5/8 inches (36.2 x 24.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

not lettered

Signed and dated in graphite, lower right within image: "S Spencer | 1910"

Inscribed in graphite, center left to center right on back: "From [?Grindelwald] to | [?Interlaken] - over | the [?Western] Alps + | through [?Lauterbrunnen] to [...]"; inscribed in graphite, center on back: "[...] [...] [...] | 2 [...] [...]"; inscribed in graphite, lower right on back: "5" (encircled)

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
© Estate of the Artist
Accession Number:
B1984.27.1
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
Christianity | crucifixion | death | descent from the cross: Christ is taken down from the cross, usually by Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathaea who are standing on the ladders (both arms of Christ detached) | execution | figure study | figures | martyr | melancholy | narrative | New Testament | Passion of Christ | religious | religious and mythological subject | sepia | sin | thief
Associated People:
Mary Magdalene
Mary
Jesus
Christ
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:10158
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Acquisitions : The First Decade 1977-1986, Yale Center for British Art , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1986, pp. 30, 31, no. 123, fig. 21, N590.2 A7 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Andrew Causey, Stanley Spencer : art as a mirror of the self, Lund Humphries, Surrey, England, 2014, p. 16, 18, 19, pl. 6, NJ18.Sp35 C38 2014 (YCBA)

Duncan Robinson, Acquisitions : The First Decade 1977 - 1986, , Burlington Magazine, vol. 128, October 1986, pp. 30, 31, no. 123, fig. 21, N1 B87 128:3 OVERSIZE (YCBA)


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