Lamentation
This painting is part of the group: Two Panels from an Altarpiece

Christ is being washed, anointed and wrapped in his shroud before being carried to the tomb on the right, while Joseph of Arimathaea and Nicodemus can be seen leaving.

This painting and the 'Adoration of the Kings' seem to have been part of the same altarpiece, probably painted in 1515, when David moved from Bruges to Antwerp.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
active 1484; died 1523
Full title
Lamentation
Group
Date made
1515-23
Medium and support
Oil on oak
Dimensions
63 x 62.1 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Mrs Joseph H. Green, 1880
Inventory number
NG1078
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Two Panels from an Altarpiece

Painting
Gerard David
about 1515
Gerard David: 'Adoration of the Kings'