The Virgin holds the dead body of Christ. On the left is Saint Jerome, the protector of the unidentified donor, and on the right is probably Saint Dominic.

The painting is one of several versions of the centre panel of Rogier van der Weyden's 'Miraflores Altarpiece', now in Berlin, adapted to include a donor figure in the composition.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
about 1399 - 1464
Full title
Pietà
Date made
probably about 1465
Medium and support
Oil with egg tempera on oak
Dimensions
35.5 x 45 cm
Acquisition credit
Acquired from the Earl of Powis under the terms of the Finance Act, 1956
Inventory number
NG6265
Location in Gallery