The Dead Christ mourned by Two Angels

There is no New Testament source for this scene, but two angels are described at the tomb of Christ on the morning of the Resurrection (John 20: 11-13).

The painting dates from about 1617-18. Two preparatory drawings for the picture are known (Windsor and Copenhagen) and the composition was frequently copied.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1591 - 1666
Full title
The Dead Christ mourned by Two Angels
Date made
about 1617-18
Medium and support
Oil on copper
Dimensions
36.8 x 44.4 cm
Acquisition credit
Holwell Carr Bequest, 1831
Inventory number
NG22
Location in Gallery