This painting is part of the group: S. Niccolò Altarpiece, Padua

This section of an altarpiece showing the dead Christ supported by two angels is probably a comparatively early work by Schiavone. It is thought to come from S. Niccolò, Padua.

The Italian word 'pietà' means both piety and pity. It refers to a depiction of the dead Christ who is usually mourned by his mother the Virgin Mary, and sometimes by angels and other saints.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1436/7 - 1504
Full title
The Pietà
Group
Date made
probably 1456-61
Medium and support
Tempera on wood
Dimensions
37.5 x 26 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1860
Inventory number
NG630.6
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: S. Niccolò Altarpiece, Padua

Painting
Giorgio Schiavone
probably about 1456-61
Giovanni da Milano: 'Christ of the Apocalypse: Central Pinnacle Panel'
Painting
Giorgio Schiavone
probably about 1456-61
Giorgio Schiavone: 'Saint Bernardino'
Painting
Giorgio Schiavone
probably 1456-61
Giorgio Schiavone: 'Saint Anthony of Padua'
Painting
Giorgio Schiavone
probably 1456-61
Giorgio Schiavone: 'Saint Peter Martyr'
Painting
Giorgio Schiavone
probably 1456-61
Giorgio Schiavone: 'Saint John the Baptist'
Painting
Giorgio Schiavone
probably 1456-61
Giorgio Schiavone: 'Saint Jerome'
Painting
Giorgio Schiavone
probably 1456-61
Giorgio Schiavone: 'Saint Catherine'
Painting
Giorgio Schiavone
probably 1456-61
Giorgio Schiavone: 'Saint Sebastian'
Painting
Giorgio Schiavone
probably about 1456-61
Giorgio Schiavone: 'A Female Saint'