The Pietà

This picture of the Pietà shows the Virgin holding the body of Christ in her lap. His head is held by an angel, while another looks at the wounds in his feet. It formed the lunette for the altarpiece of 'The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and Other Saints' formerly in the Chapel of Saint Anne in S. Frediano, Lucca.

Key facts

Artist dates
about 1447 - 1517
Full title
The Pietà
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on wood
94 x 184.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1841
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: The Buonvisi Altarpiece