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Benjamin West, 1738–1820

Study of the Lamentation on the Dead Christ

Former Title(s):

Lamerntation on the Dead Christ

ca. 1785
Oil on paper on panel
11 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches (29.2 x 23.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
Christianity | costume | death | grief | incense | incense burner | linen | men | mother | religious and mythological subject | shadows | sheet | smoke | son | sorrow | study (visual work) | women
Associated People:
Mary Magdalene, Saint (early 1st c. AD – mid-late 1st c. AD)
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

An Empire Like This?, Mail on Sunday, November 8 2015, Art and Architecture Source [ORBIS]

Malcolm Cormack, Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 242-243, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

English pictures prints and drawings, c. 1650 - c. 1950 , Christie's, London, November 22nd, 1963, p. 35, lot no. 129, Sales Catalogues (YCBA) [YCBA]

Catherine M. Gordon, British paintings Hogarth to Turner, Frederick Warne, London, 1981, p 70, ND466 G67 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Lamentation Over the Dead Christ, ART News, vol. 61, 1963, pp. 8, Art and Architecture Source [ORBIS]

Lamentation Over the Dead Christ, Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs, vol. 105, March 1963, pp. xxxv, Art and Architecture Source [ORBIS]

Painting in England 1700-1850 from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, The Royal Academy of Arts Winter Exhibition 1964-65., , Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK, 1964, p. 54 (v.1), no. 197, ND466 R68 1964/65 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Laurie Ricou, Never Cry Wolfe: Benjamin West's The Death of Wolfe in Prochain Episode and the Diviners, Essays on Canadian Writing, vol. 20, Winter 1980-1981, pp. 171-185, Art and Architecture Source [ORBIS]

Allen Staley, Italian Presence in American Art 1760-1860, January 1989, pp. 1-8, N6507 I.82 1989 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

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