The Virgin, Saints and a Holy Woman

The Virgin Mary, Saint John the Evangelist, Saint Mary Magdalene and a Holy Woman are shown weeping, presumably over a figure of the dead Christ who was shown on the left.

This was probably painted in Cologne in the 1530s, and must have been the right wing of a diptych. The left-hand panel of this diptych has not been traced.

Key facts

Artist dates
1492/5 - 1555
Full title
The Virgin, Saint John, Saint Mary Magdalene and a Holy Woman
Date made
probably 1530-40
Medium and support
Oil on oak
67.9 x 48.3 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by Henry Wagner, 1924
Inventory number
Location in Gallery