This painting is likely to have been made in Venice, where Zoppo chiefly worked.

The body of the crucified Christ is shown propped up in the tomb. Saint John the Baptist stands behind a parapet with another saint, wearing a long beard and a cowl, who places his hands carefully upon Christ's head.

The back of this painting is decorated to imitate marble, suggesting that it was an independent work, made for private devotion.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
about 1432 - about 1478
Full title
The Dead Christ supported by Saints
Date made
about 1465
Medium and support
Egg on wood
Dimensions
26.4 x 21 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1857
Inventory number
NG590
Location in Gallery