Lamentation over the Body of Christ

This is an early work, which is typical in its expressive gestures, distorted anatomy and colour contrasts. The summary way that the figures behind the Virgin are painted is a remarkable example of Dosso's dramatic handling of paint.

Key facts

Artist dates
about 1486 - 1542
Full title
Lamentation over the Body of Christ
Date made
about 1517-18
Medium and support
Oil on wood
36.5 x 30.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Sir Claude Phillips Bequest, 1924
Inventory number
Location in Gallery