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The Lamentation with Donors and Saints
Cornelis Engebrechtsz. and workshop

This painting shows three episodes relating to the death of Christ. In the foreground, Christ's dead body lies before a group of mourning donors and saints, including a nun on the far left, with Saint Augustine behind her, and Saint Cecilia standing on the right.

Christ's body displays the wounds of his recent Crucifixion, the site of which is shown in the background. A distant scene showing the Entombment of Christ is visible on the hillside to the left of the picture.

Key facts
Artist Cornelis Engebrechtsz. and workshop
Artist dates about 1462 - 1527
Full title The Lamentation with Donors and Saints
Date made 1510-1515
Medium and support Oil on wood
Dimensions 78.5 × 65.5 cm
Acquisition credit On loan from the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark
Inventory number L1234
Location in Gallery Room 5
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