The Maries at the Sepulchre
This painting is part of the group: Three Scenes of the Passion of Christ

According to the account in the New Testament (Mark 16: 1-8), the three Maries (Mary Magdalene, Mary the wife of Cleophas and Mary the mother of James) visited Jesus' tomb on the morning of the Resurrection to find the stone rolled away, and the body gone. There they encountered an angel who explained Christ had risen from the dead (Mark 16:1-8).

This painting is by an imitator of Mantegna, and from the same series as 'The Resurrection' and 'Noli me Tangere'. They are all close in style and subject to Mantegna's works of this period, and may record lost drawings or engravings which he designed.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
about 1430/1 - 1506
Full title
The Maries at the Sepulchre
Group
Date made
perhaps 1460-1550
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
42.5 x 31.1 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Lady Taunton, 1892
Inventory number
NG1381
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Three Scenes of the Passion of Christ

Painting
Imitator of Andrea Mantegna
perhaps 1460-1550
Imitator of Andrea Mantegna: 'Noli me Tangere'
Painting
Imitator of Andrea Mantegna
perhaps 1460-1550
Imitator of Andrea Mantegna: 'The Resurrection'