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Guercino: '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.

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